Cake Decorating Frosting
What's the best cake decorating
That depends on what kind of
cake you are making, but a basic white icing is great for birthday cakes.
You can color some of it with food coloring to make decorations and writing.
Butter cream icing is a
favorite. Not only because it is easy, but also because it tastes good.
All you need is some
confectioners' sugar, shortening, a little milk (and/or water), vanilla and salt. You can
even add some almond extract if you want to get that wedding cake
There are hundreds of recipes
for butter cream frosting on the Web, but you can just start mixing the
ingredients in your kitchen until you have the right consistency.
Add some cocoa powder to make
a chocolate icing.
Cream Cheese Frosting
This is real easy to
make. Just throw two (8-ounce) packages of softened cream cheese in a bowl
and mix it with 1/2 of a cup of softened butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and
2 cups of confectioners' sugar.
Mix it up for a minute or
two and it is ready. Be sure to refrigerate it
Making fondant is more
complicated. We suggest doing a Web search for videos on how to make
fondant so you can see how it is rolled, draped, and crafted into different
To make a beautiful cake it
helps if you the right tools. A frosting spatula, a decorating stand, and some decorating bags
will make things easier.
biggest secret in making a professional-looking cake is to make sure you
eliminate crumbs and create a smooth and even finish.
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