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Cake Decorating Icing Recipes

Smooth, Rich, And Creamy Icing Recipes for Decorating Your Cake

Are you looking for a nice icing recipe for decorating cakes? Then, take a look at the following article to get acquainted with some easy icing recipes.
Mayuri Kulkarni
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Preparing and applying the icing on a cake is a very important step of cake making. The icing serves many purposes, like giving a beautiful look to the cake along with improving its taste. Different icings work differently. Some icings are sensitive to temperature and they melt upon being exposed to certain temperatures. So, it is necessary to choose the right recipe for preparing it so that it holds the garnishing items properly. Moreover, it is important to choose a flavor that will blend well with the taste of the cake. Given below are some delicious recipes for preparing icing for cakes. Have a look!
Easy Icing Recipes for Cakes
Chocolate Icing Recipe
♨ Confectioner's sugar: 2 pounds
♨ Butter/margarine at room temperature: 1 cup
♨ Milk: ½ cup
♨ Cocoa powder - ½ cup
♨ Vanilla: 2 teaspoons
♨ Chocolate icing is a favorite with everyone. To prepare this cake icing, first beat the margarine/butter in a medium-sized bowl with the help of an electric mixer.
♨ Beat until it turns soft followed by the addition of vanilla.
♨ Then, add the confectioner's sugar to the margarine or butter and blend the mixture. Remember to add only one cup of sugar at a time.
♨ Next, add cocoa powder to this mixture and blend well. After blending the mixture, add milk and beat it for at least 2 minutes till it acquires a creamier texture.
♨ You can thicken the frosting by adding some more cocoa powder or sugar.
7-Minute Cake Icing Recipe
♨ Egg whites: 2 large
♨ Sugar: 1 cup
♨ Water: ¼ cup
♨ Light corn syrup: 1 teaspoon
♨ Cream of tartar: ¼ teaspoon
♨ This easy icing can be prepared within 7 minutes and hence the name.
♨ First, set up a double boiler and then beat the egg whites in a container placed 2 inches above the boiling water.
♨ Beat the egg whites till it acquires a foamy texture.
♨ Then, add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and beat the mixture for 7 minutes. ♨ The temperature of the thermometer should reach almost 160°F at the end of 7 minutes.
♨ Then, remove the container from the boiler and continue beating the mixture for another 4 - 5 minutes. The icing is ready to be used!
Boiled Icing Recipe
♨ Egg whites: 2
♨ Sugar: 2 cups
♨ Water: ⅔ cup
♨ White corn syrup: 2 tablespoons
♨ Vanilla: 2 teaspoons
♨ Boiled icing is known for its smooth texture and marshmallow-like flavor. It is also called an Italian meringue icing.
♨ To prepare it, first add water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium-sized saucepan and stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar.
♨ Place this mixture over high heat, cover it, and let it cook till it begins to boil.
♨ Meanwhile, beat the egg whites at a high speed with the help of an electric mixer.
♨ While beating the egg whites, add about 6 tablespoons of the syrup mixture.
♨ Continue to cook the syrup mixture by placing a cover on it.
♨ After sometime, remove the cover and place the candy thermometer to check the temperature. Keep cooking till it attains a temperature of 240°F.
♨ Continue beating the egg whites and add the remaining syrup mixture to it.
♨ Finally, add the vanilla and beat the mixture again for about 4 minutes.
So, these were some easy-to-prepare, luscious cake decorating icing recipes for you. Hope you will try them and prepare a yummy cake. Do share your experiences with me. Awaiting your valuable feedback!
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