Of all art supplies, I find etching cream to be the most magical. Ok, maybe magic is an overstatement, but it certainly packs a big wow. I discovered the stuff a few years ago, and I must say, it's hard to go wrong, as long as you follow the directions. Here are a few ways to use craft with it...just be sure to wear rubber gloves; it burns when it touches your skin!
Etched Glass Kitchen containers, Martha Stewart
Etched silhouette mirror, Living with Lindsay
Cocktail conversation, ReadyMade.com
Oh and if you want to try another fool proof frosting technique for larger areas, you can also try Glass Frosting by Krylon.