The icing is probably the most simple thing you can make, but we are searching for more new inspirations. Still, the icing recipes haven’t changed too much through the centuries.

According to the Food Timeline website, the first recipe for icing was documented by Elizabeth Raffald in 1769 in the Experienced English Housekeeper. The first icing was a boiled composition of the finest available sugar, egg whites and sometimes flavouring which was poured on the cake. The cake was then returned to the oven for a while. When removed the icing cooled quickly to form a hard, glossy ice-like covering.

So today our inspiration for an interesting frosting is an orange 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar (140-180 g)

Method:

  1. Squeeze juice from 1 orange.
  2. Bring the juice to a boil.
  3. Add powdered sugar and mix it very well and bring to a boil one more time.
  4. If the icing is too watery, add more sugar powder. The icing should get more jelly when it cools down.

This icing can be great for all kind of buns, cakes and even can go with cheesecake. The smooth orange taste brings something original and differs it from all the other icings.

Tell us in the comments, with what this icing goes best in your opinion?