Frosting and Icing Recipes

Find recipes for cake frosting, cupcake frosting, cookie icing, fondant, and dessert glazes.

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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Rating: 4.46 stars
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After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Whipped Cream

Rating: 4.62 stars
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How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.7 stars
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This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
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Sugar Cookie Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Perfect Lemon Curd

Rating: 4.62 stars
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Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

Chocolate Ganache

Rating: 4.81 stars
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This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

Rating: 4.82 stars
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After testing many recipes for cinnamon rolls I found that just about any home-made roll can be good if you have the right icing. In too many recipes the cream cheese flavor overpowers the icing. Use this recipe for decadent cream cheese icing on your favorite cinnamon roll and you won't be disappointed!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

Rating: 4.63 stars
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The perfect fluffy frosting for brownies or chocolate cake. Sweet but not too sweet. Peanut buttery but not greasy. So wonderful and it won't over power your brownies!!!

Gingerbread Cookie Frosting

Rating: 3.29 stars
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This is the recipe my mother uses to frost gingerbread cookies at Christmas.

Vanilla Chantilly Cream

Rating: 5 stars
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This is a sweeter version of whipped cream. It is smooth and satiny. My family loves it on pancakes, chocolate mousse, and just about anything that needs a sweet touch. Enjoy, from my family to yours.

Caramel Frosting I

Rating: 4.53 stars
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I have had this recipe for over 30 years. Cream may be substituted for the milk for added richness.

Mincemeat

Rating: 3.83 stars
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Mincemeat is a traditional English treat that is usually used as filling for mince pies during Christmas, but it tastes great mixed with vanilla ice cream, as well. This recipe uses butter instead of the traditional suet, which makes this mincemeat suitable for vegetarians. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
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How To Make Frosting
Get tips for making creamy frosting that is sturdy enough to hold up as decorations on cakes and cupcakes, as well as smooth, pipe-able icing for cookies or as glazes.
Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Rating: Unrated
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"Perfect. Just the right amount to frost a double-layer 9-inch cake." – hmeservy