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Icing Recipes Using Powdered Sugar

Amazing Recipes That Use Powdered Sugar to Make Delectable Icing

So you've just finished baking your fresh, hot cakes and still have some time left? If you think that your baking needs a little decoration, then the following icing recipes given in this Tastessence article to make them more delicious.
Madhumita Shivade
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Icing is done to decorate cakes, pastries, cookies, desserts, etc, using powdered sugar. Icing sugar or confectioner's sugar are other terms for powdered sugar. Sugar granules can be replaced with sugar in powder form to dissolve quickly in edible mixtures.

This icing contains sugar in powdered form which is also mixed along with wheat flour, cornstarch, and calcium phosphate to make the powder more smooth flowing. So if you haven't yet tried icing on your cakes, then what you waiting for? Gather all the materials and get ready to do some awesome icing!

Recipes for Icing with Powdered Sugar
Let's take a look at a few icing recipes to decorate your hotcakes and cookies.

Basic Icing Recipe

You will need...
  • Icing sugar, 2 cups
  • Egg, 1
  • Vanilla essence, ½ tablespoon (you can add more or less, according to your taste)
  • Almond extract, 5-6 drops
  • Softened butter, 1 tablespoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Milk, a little to thicken the paste
  • Empty the icing sugar in a bowl and add an egg to it.
  • Mix well till a fine paste is formed.
  • Add vanilla essence, almond extract, softened butter, and salt, and stir to mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add milk, in such a proportion that paste becomes thick.
  • Now, with this icing, you can decorate your fresh hotcakes and cookies.
  • You can also dust some powdered sugar over them.

Lemon Icing
You can use this icing to decorate your lemon tarts. If you want this icing to represent the color of lemon, just add two or three drops of yellow food color.

You will need...
  • Powdered sugar, 1 cup
  • Softened butter, 8 tablespoons or ½ cup
  • Lemon juice
  • Toss the softened butter into a bowl, and blend it well using an electric mixer.
  • Add powdered sugar to the butter and again blend with the electric mixer.
  • Now, add lemon juice to this mixture. It can be added according to your taste.
  • You can always add more sugar to make the icing more thick.

Ginger Icing
This is a very tasty treat and an easy homemade icing recipe. Use this icing on ginger cookies.

You will need...
  • Powdered sugar, 1 cup
  • Softened butter, 8 tablespoons or ½ cup
  • Ginger juice, from a freshly grated ginger, 1 tablespoon
  • Take a bowl and pour the softened butter into it. Blend it well using an electric mixer.
  • Then add powdered sugar to the butter and blend again.
  • Now, add the ginger juice to this mixture.
  • Ginger is a spicy root, so after adding the juice, taste it. If you want it more spicy, add some more according to your taste.
  • Keep in mind that the cookies too have ginger in it.
  • Mix more sugar to make the icing more thick, if required.
  • Spread it on your cookies and serve.

Coffee, Mint, and Vanilla Icing
This icing will taste best on cream crackers with its tangy coffee and mint flavor. It can be served after dinner.

You will need...
  • Powdered sugar, 1 cup
  • Softened butter, 8 tablespoons or ½ cup
  • Mint essence, 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla essence, 1 tablespoon
  • Coffee, 1 tablespoon
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  • Pour the softened butter in bowl and blend it well using an electric mixer.
  • Add the powdered sugar to the butter and blend again.
  • Add mint essence and then vanilla essence to the blended mixture.
  • Keep this mixture covered tightly for 20-30 minutes so that the essence merges with the butter.
  • After this, add coffee to it and blend the mixture once again.
  • Take some cream cracker biscuits and deck the top with this icing.
  • Serve with a mint leaf garnished on top.

You can further use sugar flowers to decorate your hotcakes or cookies and make it look more attractive. You can also add food colors to your icing mixtures.

Now that you know how to do icing with powdered sugar, you can dress your hotcakes and cookies with the flavored sugar toppings. These easy homemade icing and frosting recipes are quick and easy to make, and also fun to dress your baked cookies and cakes with. Your kids, family, and guests will love to bite into the deliciously decorated treat!
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