Icing Recipes – How To Make Butter Icing, Chocolate Icing and More!
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Member Tip: For a glossy, harder icing, add 1-2 tablespoons of pavlova egg to your normal butter icing recipe, as it has egg white powder in it. Egg white is what goes hard and glossy over time. Thanks Christy!
- Icing Recipe #1: Passionfruit Icing
- Icing Recipe #2: White Chocolate Vanilla Icing
- Icing Recipe #3: French Cream Icing
- Icing Recipe #4: Butter Icing
- Icing Recipe #5: Rose Water Frosting
- Icing Recipe #6: Cream Cheese Frosting
- Icing Recipe #7: Lemon Icing
Member Tip: “The secret to making icing black is to make it blue first, then add the black food colouring. If you just add the black to white icing it will turn grey. You need to make it a different colour first, blue is the closest/darkest. There is also another secret when making red too as adding just red to white icing will turn pink. You have to make it orange first and then add the red to the orange icing.” Thanks ShootingStar!
– posted by Onyx
150g softened unsalted butter
500g icing sugar, sifted
1/3 cup passionfruit pulp
Yellow food colouring
1 tbsp milk
Simply combine the butter and icing sugar, beating until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
White Chocolate Vanilla Icing
– posted by kimmi
312grams Caster Sugar
5 egg whites
500g butter (room temp)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
250g white chocolate melted (but cooled)
- Start with the caster sugar and egg whites in a bowl over simmering water and beat until sugar has dissolved (I use electric beaters but a whisk will do).
- Next, put the mixture into your mixer bowl and add the vanilla essence, keep whisking the mixture until its cool.
- Add the soft butter and beat together (don’t worry if it looks like its curdled).
- Add the melted chocolate and beat. and it’s done. This will cover a 10″ cake (if you have a lot of leftovers you can freeze it).
French Cream Icing
– posted by Netix
5 tbsp plain flour
1 cup milk
225g butter, soft
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
- Whisk flour and milk together in a small non-stick saucepan over low heat.
- Stir with whisk continually until thick and starting to boil. (mine never boil, they just seemed too thick, but I do cook them for a few minutes).
- Remove from heat, spread over a cold dinner plate to cool faster, stirring and turning over with a rubber spatula to speed things up a bit. Give the odd stir and turn while whipping the butter. It must be completely cool before adding to the rest of the ingredients.
- Whip butter until fluffy.
- Add sugar and vanilla, beat until mixture is smooth and sugar is dissolved.
- Add the cooled flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat until smooth and stands in peaks.
- Spread over cupcakes (makes more than enough for 24 cupcakes, maybe even 36), or use to fill and spread over the two round cakes.
– posted by Rouge
200g icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the butter till soft (I use unsalted) and pale, then add icing sugar and vanilla, mix on low to combine then on high till pale. You can then divide up how you like and add colourings.
Rose Water Frosting
– posted by Rouge
This is a Martha Stewart recipe.
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons rose water (can locate this from most Asian grocers)
1 1/2 teaspoons milk, plus more if needed
Gel-paste food colouring (or pink food dye)
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and the sugar with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth (or use a mixer).
- Add the rose water and the milk, and continue to beat the mixture until it is smooth.
- Tint the frosting, and use it immediately. Makes 1/2 cup, enough to fully coat 6-8 cupcakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
– posted by mummy of many
1 & 1/2 cups of icing sugar
60g cream cheese
1 teaspoon lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut
Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, beating well. Spread on cake and sprinkle with coconut, or decorate as desired. I like this Icing for the kids, as it doesn’t run everywhere.
– posted by mummy of many
1/2 cup of icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon butter
Sift icing sugar into the basin. Add lemon juice and butter and stir until smooth. Place basin over a hot pan of hot water and stir until glossy. Spread over cake or cupcakes as required.
Member Tip: For an additive-free icing colouring, try 1 tablespoon beetroot puree in your icing mixture instead of 3-4 drops of food colour. Thanks, Christy!