This covers a a 23cm(9 inch) round cake. Great for decorations.
60grams(2 oz) butter or margarine
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted ( approx)
few drops of food colouring (optional)
Can add flavourings
Warm the fat and lemon juice in a pan until melted. Add 1 1/2 of icing sugar and heat gently, stirring until dissolved. When mix begins to simmer at the sides of the pan, increase heat slightly and cook for 2 minutes until it boils gently, do not over boil as icing will be too hard.
Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon then put in a mixing bowl.
Gradually mix in enough icing sugar to give a soft dough.
Dust surface with with icing sugar and knead until smooth, add colourings and flavourings if needed.
Wrap in cling film, will keep in fridge for about 6 weeks.