Glycerin is available in pharmacies and baking-supply stores. It keeps the icing soft a little longer and adds a slight sparkle.

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  • Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add sugar, lemon juice, and glycerin. Beat 1 minute. If icing is too thick, add water. If too thin, add more sugar.

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  • Divide icing into smaller bowls. Tint with small amounts of paste or liquid food coloring; mix well for an even color.

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