INGREDIENTS - 1lb best Icing sugar, the whites of two eggs, 12 drops of "Tala" icing preparation, a new wooden spoon or spatula.
METHOD FOR PIPING - Put the required whites in a bown and beat for one minute, then ass the sieved icing sugar by degrees, beating all the time until the mixuture is fairly stiff, then add 12 drops of "Tala" icing preparation and continue to beat the icing briskly for another few minutes. the object of the continuous brisk beating is that a better, clear and pliable icing is obtained. From 10 - 15 minutes beating produces a Snow-white Icing.
FOR COATING THE CAKE - Give two coats, first with the Icing flavoured with Rosewater to prevent grease striking through; secondly with icing used for piping."
This was a time when ready rolled icing was a shocking idea and icing was taken seriously...my grandmar used to ice wedding cakes for the Co-op, so my mom knew how to ice a cake the right way..