If you are an avid baker, you would actually be glad about this write-up that includes the basic know-how on how to make icing. For more on how to make icing, read on.

How To Make Icing

Have you always yearned to know what makes the goodies in the neighborhood confectionary store taste so toothsome as opposed to your home-baked treats? Well, agreed that the master bakers have the perfect ingredients, perfect recipe and perfect flavors in their kitty that makes their treats so appetizing. However, one thing that truly adds up as the chefs' d'oeuvre is the icing on their cakes. The colored, flavored sugar topping that you see on the cake is what truly adds up to the taste and the flavor of the cake. You may be a great baker, but unless you know how to ice your cake, your baking efforts are effete. Icing not only makes your cakes taste extremely yum, but also prettifies it. Of course, you can argue that making icing is no Herculean task. All you need to do is pick a packet of commercial icing sugar, mix it with a little water and whoa, you have your icing ready for your fairy cakes. However, if you need a harder, thicker and more formal looking icing that would give your cake a smooth, pro-like finish, then this write-up on how to make icing should get you on with your piping bags in no time. For more on this, read on.
How To Make Icing For A Cake
Things Needed
  • 2 tsp Glycerin
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 2 tsp of Lemon juice
  • 400 g of Icing Sugar
  • Icing Spatula
  • A Bowl
  • A Spoon
  • Icing Bag set
  • Take the icing sugar in a cup, sieve it, and keep it aside. Doing so would ensure that your icing sugar is lump free.
  • In a separate bowl, take the egg whites and gently whisk them until light.
  • Now add the icing sugar to the egg, adding one spoon at a time. Don’t forget to whisk the egg as soon as you add the icing sugar to avoid lump formation.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and glycerin and mix thoroughly.
  • Place a moist cloth over the bowl, cover the entire bowl with a cling wrap, and keep it overnight for the icing to set.
  • Take the cake and place it on a board, which is at least three inches bigger than your cake. Start out with icing the sides of the cake, using a metal knife, which has been doused in hot water and dried well. Keep the cake aside for the icing to set.
  • Using the same icing, coat the top and allow it to dry completely before you place a second coat on the sides followed by a final coat on the top. Your icing cake is all set to be devoured.
  • However, if you are looking for buttercream icing for your birthday cake, all you have to do is mix in some vanilla, butter, sugar and milk and whisk the ingredients until fluffy and soft. You can add some food color for some extra fun. Just spread this icing on the cake or pipe it into attractive twirls and peaks for your cake to receive a pretty finish.


  • If you want colorful and tart icing, you can use lemon or orange juice to make your icing instead of egg white. In that case you have to spoon in some extra icing sugar to prevent your icing from turning watery.
  • For other exciting flavors and colors, you can use natural flavors and colors like cocoa powder, vanilla, coffee and more. However, make sure you don’t add too much or else it might ruin the flavor.
Never mind if you aren’t a pro-baker. With these expert cues on how to make icing, you should master the coveted art of icing your cake like a specialist in no time.

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