well, when i was 16 years old, i was woking in a place that the chef would yell at me about food cost and since i was 16, i didnt really care but i figuared out that if i used water instead of something else, and added that to powedered sugar, it works... saved money too.
sont get me wrong.... then the cat was a way... the mise play!!! when chef was gone, i would sometimes use milk. sometimes i would use heavy cream. this ofered a thicker frosting with a fatter and richer flavor. sometimes i would go out to the expresso stand a get a falvored syrup and use that and imix that with powdered sugar. that works great too. sometimes i would take condenced milk that has been boiled in water for 1 or 2 hours, add alittle bit of milk or cream to it, add powdered sugar and walla....they sld like there was no tomarrow.
it all depends on what food cost you need to meet. trust me, water and powedered sugar worked great. people wanted the recipe. i just chuckled and said i woudld make them some.
hope this help.
ps. just take powdered sugar and put in bowl. add a little liquad and stir. keep adding liquad until it is the right consitancy. thick is good. i would wait until the fritters cooled down a little so the icin doesnt run off. if you are using cream or cream doublee, then you can add the icing on after it has baked.