(Closed) What's the best icing recipe?!?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee

If you can do a basic vanilla buttercream, mix some marshmallow fluff in after. Then you can take a blow torch and toast the frosting. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

What are you wanting to do? Basic buttercream? Chocolate? 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, my favorite is the simple butter, powdered sugar, a little vanilla.  It is simple but it makes Darling Husband freak out.  He loves it so much.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada β™₯ EDD- April 2016

This is my ‘signature’ frosting recipe. I constantly have people asking me for the recipe and complimenting me on it (: The best part is that it’s super basic and easy!

http://www.marthastewart.com/341903/fluffy-vanilla-frosting

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Make a basic butter cream icing however instead of milk use International Delight coffee creamer. The vanilla toffee one is awesome! but I like @Paiger8:‘s idea of toasting the marshmallow cream!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My go-to is a cream cheese frosting. I’m not saying it would go with s’mores cupcakes, but it is delicious. One 8oz package cream cheese (if I’m not using a mixer, I use the whipped cream cheese to make it easier), 3/4 stick butter, add powdered sugar until it’s the sweetness you want / cream cheese strength you want, then vanilla or butter flavorint or almond flavoring or chocolate (cocoa powder). It is…amazing. It’s absolutely delicious on carrot cake and almond cupcakes (white cake mix + lots of almond extract — to the point in raw batter that it’s overwhelming, because it bakes up weaker than the raw taste). Seriously so good. 

I’ve gotten off the point, though. I think the idea of the marshmallow fluff frosting would be amazing with s’mores cupcakes. Using cream cheese for texture can work if you overpower the taste of the cream cheese. It whips up creamy and fluffy and works really well without tasting like cream cheese and without being greasy from butter and without being heavy from solid oil like Crisco. 

ETA: Also, whipping in Cool Whip makes for a nice fluffy, light frosting without turning it super sweet! Using pudding packets is a great, easy way to flavor without having to work out the taste with raw ingredients.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Another fan of Butter Cream here…

Icing Sugar – Butter – Milk – & Vanilla

Personally, I don’t even use a Recipe anymore… I just throw stuff in till it balances out.  So Icing Sugar and a bit of Softened Butter, then add some Milk & Vanilla.  If it is too loose, add more Icing Sugar.  Too tight, add more Butter or Milk.  Lol, dip a finger and taste as you go along until it seems right.

Want to change the flavour…

For chocolate add some Fry’s Cocoa… for other flavours, switch out the Vanilla for other flavours of extracts (Almond, Butterscotch, Orange, Rum, etc… you’ll find them at a Cooking Store of Baking Aisle at your Grocery Store)

 

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