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Tuesday 17 March 2009

The perfect frosting

If you're baking cakes, there's one thing you need to know.

People only care about the frosting.

Really. Throw some pretty blue frosting on some cupcakes you bought in the supermarket and no one would even notice that you didn't even make them.

So here's what you need:

125 grams of unsalted butter.
500 grams icing sugar put through a sieve.
60ml milk.
60ml lemon juice.
Food colouring.

What do you do?

Beat the butter and half the icing sugar until it's all creamy. Add the milk and lemon juice, then continue beating while you add the rest of the icing sugar. You might not need all of it, but if you add too much, just add a bit more milk.

You know what frosting should look like surely? Well erm... once it looks like that, it's done. You just need to add a couple of drops of food colouring and you're finished!

Frost a shop bought cake and tell everyone you made it, and you just saved yourself an hour and a load of washing up.

Flickr image from anna.j's photostream.


  1. Even more lazy is to buy ready made frosting and add food colouring... which I did for The Daughter's birthday party. I did make the cakes though as I find that the easiest bit!

  2. Betty Crocker's readymade buttercream style frosting - that's what I put on my (homemade) red velvet cupcakes, and people always love 'em! I like that we all cut corners somewhere!


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