Brown Sugar Icing and Cocoa Icing

Since everyone bakes in the winter, I thought I would post a couple recipes for homemade icings that are really yummy.  Taste soooo much better than the container stuff.  The brown sugar frosting is good on simple yellow cake, or a spice cake.  Experiment with different types of cocoa.  You can get the plain, dark chocolate, or the deep black cocoa that is truly black.  And oh, so yummy.

Brown Sugar Icing

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1/3 cup water

Beat until it spins a thread, then add 2 well beaten egg whites. Beat until thick.


Cocoa Icing

½ lb. powdered sugar

1 tbsp. butter

3 tsp. cocoa

Enough hot coffee to make it spread well.


Party Planning…

A bunch of my old cookbooks come from town Home Bureau groups.  I have one from Falconer, NY dated 1924 that I will be sharing a few interesting recipes from.  One of the cool things in this cookbook however is a party planning menu.  How to feed a crowd of 50.

menu_0001For giggles I added up what this would cost to purchase in today’s grocery store.


Have a nice party!