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Questions tagged [icing]

A sugary topping for desserts such as cakes and donuts. Icing is generally thinner than frosting, and is commonly translucent. Questions may be about preparing, storing, or using icing, or about techniques for applying icing to a target baked good.

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How can I substitute for unsweetened chocolate in a frosting?

I've found a recipe for cupcakes that I want to try. The ingredient list of the frosting is this: 3 ounces (90 grams) unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, ...
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What is a substitute for corn syrup in boiled icing?

What can I use as a substitute for corn syrup in a recipe for boiled icing?
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How long does butter cream icing keep?

My icing is 1/4 cup butter to 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar and a couple tablespoons of milk, so I'm thinking that with so much sugar, the answer is "almost indefinitely in the fridge." So, as the title ...
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How to make a frothy icing?

I bought a tin of ready-made chocolate icing from the super market. But it's very dense and viscous while I prefer the more airy kind of icing the cakes from the bakery have. Can I do something to ...
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For a baking beginner, what cake icing you recommend?

I am a beginner in cooking/baking. I have tried a couple of cake and muffin recipes, the simple ones turn into a hard crust after a while. There are good ones that need temperature measurements and ...
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Cream cheese cupcake icing too sour

How can I cut out the sour taste a bit and make it sweeter? Overall the icing tastes good, I'd just like to tweak it a bit. The recipe I used contains: 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room ...
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How long can a stacked carrot cake be stored

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.
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Which kind of icing should be used?

In reading about baking one comes across many different type of icing; royal, buttercream, fondant etc. What is the difference between these? What determines the choice of icing used on a cake?
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Getting rid of a commercial/plastic taste in icing?

I have been taking a cake decorating course that requires me to make this buttercream icing because, being Wilton, they claim that no other icing gets stiff enough to make their decorations, and that ...
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Storing Cream Cheese Icing

What's the best way to store cream cheese icing to make it last as long as possible? How long will it be good for? The icing is made up of 1/2 cup of butter 1 cup cream cheese 3 cups icing sugar
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Is it possible to “tidy up” chocolate fondant?

I've just helped my wife roll out a large block of chocolate fondant icing but the texture of the icing seems wrong. It sort of looks dried out and has tiny wrinkles and creases in it. Is there any ...
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What is wrong with my icing?

I have read recipes that says mix half cup butter and 1.5 times the icing sugar and beat, add some milk, not more than 2-3 spoons. I have been beating it for last 30 minutes and tasted it, the sugar ...
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How do I colour ready-to-roll icing

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 ...
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What icing will stay stiff (even in tropical heat) after the cake has been decorated?

I live in the tropics and every icing that I've used melts on the cake if it is not refrigerated. Is there any icing at all that will stay stiff once I ice the cake with it? I would like to be able to ...
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Royal icing - how important is accurate measuring?

Making royal icing today, for a rather overdue Christmas cake. I always end up with too much icing sugar, based on my normal recipe which asks for 4 large egg whites and 500g icing sugar. So today I ...
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What is the best way to make purple butter icing?

Will mixing red and blue food couloring work or is there a better method?