Did you know you can turn that leftover icing into buttercream? Super easy! Check it out
Learning to get Royal Icing at the right consistency for decorating cookies takes time. Here's what works for me.
My choco-holic husband said about this icing:
"It's like eating a chocolate cloud."
This hard-drying icing is much easier than Royal Icing, though it's not perfect, either.
Banana Pina Colada Cupcakes with a Coconut-Rum Frosting.
This soupy, separated, mess can be saved!
(You see the results above on the Pina Colada cupcakes.)
I hate coloring icing.
If cakes, cookies and whatnot looked great in shades of white, I'd be so happy.
But they don't.
It's the best of all worlds, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. And even better, I made it using one cake mix, and just one batch of icing.
Covering square and rectangular cakes with icing can be a little challenging the first few times you do it. I know it was for me.
I wanted something 'tropical.' Not being a huge fan of coconut, I used coconut milk in the cupcakes, and pineapple in the icing.
Royal icing is the awesome, hard-drying icing you see on all of the most beautiful cookies out there.
Fondant can actually taste good!
An easy way to make fondant at home. It does taste a bit like marshmallows in the end, but is that so bad?
My guide to how to use, store and work with fondant -- especially for those who are a little nervous about using it the first time.
This icing is so rich and so yummy. It has a subtle caramel flavor that allows it to perfectly complement a cake like this apple cake or this chocolate cake.
THIS IS THE BEST ICING I'VE EVER MADE! Go. Make it. Today!
Swiss Meringue Buttercream is what all of the fancy cake decorators seem to talk about. This is my recipe. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be!
It's sweet and chocolatey. Just perfect for something like a vanilla cupcake.
Chocolate ganache icing is the most rich, decadent icing. For the chocolate lover in your life, this is the only way to cover a cake.
It's one of the most basic parts of cake decorating. Getting the icing on the cake... and keeping the crumbs off.
There are a million icing recipes out there. But this is the one that I use for decorating. It's reliable, sweet, and doesn't have to be refrigerated.
This trick is the best-kept secret of cake decorating. Cleaning icing bags is awful-- until you use this trick! Try it. You'll thank me!
Once you get the hang of this technique, you will have the best bake-sale or office treats around. Everyone's so impressed, and it's not even that hard!