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Orange Icing

Orange Icing

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Couple drops orange food coloring (optional)


  1. Stir sugar, corn syrup, cream of tarter and water over heat until sugar is dissolved. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until crystals wash down from sides.
  2. Uncover and cook to 238 degrees F without stirring.
  3. Pour syrup in a slow, steady stream over 2 beaten egg whites, while beating. Beat for 10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Beat to spreading consistency.