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 Top 10 Icing Recipes

  Last Updated : Jul 13,2018

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Top 10 Easy Icing Recipes

Sponges may be the body of a cake but the icing is its face – the first impression, which makes everybody eager to taste the treat! It adds not just colour and visual appeal but also more taste to the sponge. Undoubtedly, they are loved by kids and adults alike.

Icings are made with a base of sugar and butter or eggs, flavoured in different ways. Icings can be made with or without eggs. There are chocolaty icings, plain buttery ones, lemony ones and those with other flavours. Indeed, there is a huge variety to choose from.

Sometimes, the icing may be the same flavour as the cake, but most of the times people choose a contrast in order to make it more appealing and bring in more balance. For example, a chocolate sponge with strawberry icing, a vanilla cake with Orange Butter Icing, or a pineapple cake with Vanilla Butter Icing will surely appeal to everybody. Sometimes, you can opt to use more than one icing on a cake. For example, Chocolate Butter Icing on the sides and a fruit icing on top!

Applying icing on a cake is a work of art. It needs a bit of practice and deft handwork because icings will harden over time and must be used immediately after preparation. So, it is important to decide on the pattern and other things before beginning to work on the icing. Really, icings manifest your creativity, so unleash your imagination and get ready to surprise everybody with a very attractively decorated cake!

Happy Cooking!

easy icing recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
The Orange Butter Icing is an attractive icing with the strong flavour of orange rind that can be piped onto cakes and cupcakes, to raise them to the status of culinary masterpieces! Orange juice and orange rind lend this icing a balanced sweet, tangy and slightly bitter flavour that is sure to be enjoyed and remembered by everybody, while the specks of grated orange rind also give the icing a unique appearance. Decorate your cakes with this amazing icing, to make them all the more appealing.
 by Tarla Dalal
An aesthetic flavour that is loved by all, vanilla imparts a lovely aroma as well. No wonder, the Vanilla Butter Icing is so popularly used all over the world in the decoration of cakes and pastries. Its off-white colour also contrasts well with the colour of all-time favourite cakes like blackcurrant and chocolate, making it so suitable for the creation of culinary masterpieces! Use the icing as soon as it is prepared, before it hardens, and use a damp palette knife to spread it, so as to get a smooth finish.
Rich and luscious, the Royal Icing is perfect for decorating your favourite cookies. The use of eggs gives this icing a glimmering finish, which is perfect to to draw pretty smileys on dark chocolate cookies, or Santa’s cap on ginger bread cookies. Let your imagination run wild, and deck up your cookies for Christmas , Children's Day , Birthday Party or any special occasions.
 by Tarla Dalal
For a unique and exotic touch, try decorating your cakes with this Rum Butter Icing. It combines excellently with chocolate or even plain vanilla sponge cakes, elevating them to an all-new plane of culinary pleasure. Combined with the right dose of butter, this icing is easy to pipe onto your cakes and cupcakes, enabling you to decorate them quite attractively.
 by Tarla Dalal
Mmmmm, who does not love chocolate? It is this universal appeal that makes chocolate one of the most preferred flavours for cakes as well their decoration. Here, we show you how to easily prepare the famous Chocolate Butter Icing, to impart an intense flavour and irresistible looks to your cake or pastry. Use this icing as soon as it is made, before it hardens. And, remember to spread it with a damp palette knife to get a smooth finish. You can also try other icing variants like the Orange Butter Icing or Rum Butter Icing .
An icing made primarily from soft butter, the Butter Cream Icing for Cakes and Pastries has a buttery flavour and luscious mouth-feel that make it stand out from the crowd of regular cream-based icings. The fluffed-up butter, sweetened with icing sugar and flavoured mildly with vanilla essence, is noticeably special and is sure to be enjoyed to the hilt. Make it your first choice for cakes and pastries made for celebrations involving children. We have used it in our Swiss Roll recipe.
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tangy icing that feels cool on the palate, giving a refreshing and exciting twist to any sponge cake. Not only does the Lemon Butter Icing taste fabulous, it also looks a nice, pleasant yellow, adding to the visual appeal of the dessert. Use this to dress up a sponge cake, or fill into piping bags and use on cupcakes.
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a coffee-flavoured icing that is ideal for cakes and pastries. While coffee is much loved by adults, it is also an acceptable treat for kids occasionally, so you can use this to prepare desserts to be served at parties. The combination of icing sugar and butter gives the Coffee Butter Icing a lovely texture, which should be used smartly for best results. Always use the icing as soon as it is made, before it hardens; and spread it with a damp palette knife for a nice, smooth finish. Enjoy this lovely icing on your favourite cakes!
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Top 10 Icing Recipes
 on 11 Oct 19 09:21 AM

The best collection of icing recipes I''ve seen on the net Thank you for the work you''ve put into this site Daz
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Tarla Dalal    Daz, Thanks . We are delighted you loved the icing article. Your feedback will help hundreds others try the recipes, articles and make this a better cooking community.
11 Oct 19 01:40 PM
Top 10 Icing Recipes
 on 02 Feb 18 05:25 PM

My brothers like cakes & pastries very much and i love to make cakes for them at home. My Abbu has gifted me bajaj microwave oven on my last Birthday. I have made Tarla Mam''s chocolate cake, vanilla cake, pineapple cake many times and few others also. Now i have also learnt the best & healthy icing techniques. Both my Bhaijaan & Abbu comments that I can take orders for small parties and surely i will definitely do that shortly.