Powdered sugar is a highly refined sugar mixed with cornstarch. Powdered sugar dissolves easily and is used for making various confections including frostings and glazes. This sugar can be sifted over cakes or pancakes and even used to decorate cookies.
Simple Buttercream Frosting
You can make a simple buttercream frosting by combining a 1lb package of powdered sugar with 1 cube (8 tablespoons) softened butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Blend together with a hand mixer until smooth. Use to decorate a cake or cupcakes.