Twopints of sugar and twocups of butter; cream the butter and sugar together. Add twocups of cold water; beat to a froth the whites of eighteen eggs, mix them with the butter and sugar, fourpints of flour, and twoteaspoonfuls of yeast powder; mix flour and yeast powder together, and stir gently into the batter. Flavor with almond. For a small cake take half the quantity of ingredients. It makes a nicer cake to allow one of the pints of flour to be corn starch, instead of common flour.