Easy Homemade Icing
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Frosting Recipes

These homemade icing and frosting recipes are quick and easy to make for your kid's birthday cake or to top any kind of cake.

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Easy Homemade Fondant Icing

Fondant icing is perfect for decorating cakes. It is firm and smooth and gives a more professional look to your cake.

3 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons agave syrup or liquid glucose

Process ingredients or blend in blender until it breaks up and crumbles. Place in a glass bowl. Knead until it becomes smooth and you can work with it.

You can add a little water if it gets too dry or a sprinkling of white flour if it gets too sticky. Roll out and place on cake. You can use this icing over marzipan when decorating a cake.


White Icing

This icing dries hard and gives a smooth look to your cake.

2 large egg whites
3 cups confectioner's sugar

Take egg white and whisk well. Sift and add confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup at a time, adding in gradually. Stir quickly and vigorously. Spoon into piping and use to decorate. Be careful, this icing dries fast. Cover with a damp kitchen towel. Store in an air-tight container.


Rapper's Frosting

This recipe was submitted by Cecil, a rapper who decided to make cake and didn't have any frosting, so he made up his own recipe.

Hershey's Kisses candies, about 20
Bar of dark chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk

Add chocolate, butter, and milk to a saucepan. Stir until butter melts on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge until it cools. Next add a little more milk and whip vigorously for a few minutes until it looks like the frosting you buy at the store, except tastes a lot better!


Quick and Easy Powdered Sugar Icing

This is the easiest homemade icing to make. It's our family's favorite. This is not a firm icing. It will "drip" down the sides of your cake or cookies and give an old fashioned look.

2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Mix the powdered sugar with the vanilla and milk. Then add more milk a bit at a time until it is thin enough to drizzle over a cake. Once you've iced your cake, it's best to let it stand for one or two hours.

To make chocolate icing, add two tablespoons cocoa powder when you mix the powdered sugar and follow the rest of the recipe above.


Thick Vanilla Frosting

1 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
4 tablespoons milk

Beat together shortening and vanilla for 30 seconds medium speed with an electric mixer. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar a bit at a time while beating. Then add 2 tablespoons milk. Slowly add in the rest of the powdered sugar and the rest of the milk until you get the right thickness for your frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

The "tangy" cream cheese frosting flavor is a real hit on top of all kinds of cakes.

1 6 ounce package cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)

Beat together cream cheese, vanilla, and butter until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the frosting is the right thickness to spread on cake. Keep in the refrigerator until serving.


Chocolate Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans are nice)

Heat butter, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil. Add powdered sugar and beat until nice and smooth. Add chopped nuts and stir.

Peanut Butter Frosting

This goes well with chocolate cake or cup cakes.

1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth and good quality)
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Cream butter and peanut butter. Add sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Then add evaporated milk and stir until smooth. If you find it's too "wet" add more sifted powdered sugar.


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