Use this tag for questions about preparing, storing or using icing - a sugary topping for desserts such as cakes and donuts. Icing is generally thinner than frosting, and is commonly transparent. Also for questions about techniques for applying icing to the target baked good.
So you've got a nice, flat-topped cake after learning on Seasoned Advice how to eliminate doming and now you wish to ice it as perfectly smooth as you see it sometimes done commercially: no ridges ...
I'm making a cake for my daughter's birthday. I'm a bit rubbish with icing and decorating, so I plan to buy some ready-to-roll icing to cover the cake. The problem is that the cake is shaped liked a ...
I'm going to attempt to do is bake a cake for my daughter's first birthday. The cake is going to be based on this recipe, but I want it to look more like this one. Now if you look at the 2nd link, it ...
I love cooking especially sweets but I'm not a professional. This time I tried to make ready-to-roll icing for the first time to decorate cupcakes but it was horrible (I used crystallized sugar ...
I bought some printed rice paper decorations (flat circles of rice paper printed with edible ink) for my son's birthday party. I'm not sure what the best way is to attach them to cakes / cookies and I ...
I'm baking a cake for someone's wedding and need advice on whether a carrot cake can be stacked and how long can it be stored.
What started out as a variation on a Sacher Torte has turned into a roulade (mostly to justify my recent purchase of a jelly roll pan). I think I've got it figured out exactly how I want to do it, ...
Edited: Made the question a little less rambling. I always thought that icing a cake was a pretty simple process. And then I tried to actually do it. Oh boy, how wrong I was! It sounds simple ...