This versatile Powdered Sugar Frosting recipe can be made thick enough to use for detailed decorating and it can be easily thinned down to be used as a glaze. It works well for cake decorating, frosting cupcakes and brownies, and for decorating cookies.
Royal icing is a great frosting recipe for cakes and cookies needing detailed decorations that last a long time because it dries very hard. Also works well for decorating gingerbread houses. It works as the glue to hold the house together and for attaching other decorations.
Stages of Sugar | Testing with a Candy Thermometer | Testing with Cold Water Method
When a recipe indicates that a sugar mixture needs to cook to a specific stage, the most accurate method to use is a candy thermometer to test the temperature as it is cooking.
A finely pulverized sugar that dissolves quickly without using heat. It is used dry to provide a thin white coating for decoration on baked goods or it is mixed with other ingredients, such as milk, butter and flavoring, to create a frostings, icings, and glazes for cakes, cookies and pasteries.
A root vegetable that is grown commercially to be processed into sugar and sugar products. The Sugar Beet was developed from the Sea Beet and is a member of the beetroot and chard family of root vegetables.