Icing Questions - Please Help

Decorating By marie19905 Updated 23 Feb 2008 , 8:09pm by rozdei

marie19905 Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 5:46pm
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I just started decorating cakes & my daughter's first b-day is next sunday. I am stumped as to which frosting I should use. I would like for it to be white, shinny, and some what hard when it dries. Can someone please recommend what I should use?? Thanks in advance for any tips! I'll be sure to post the pic.


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rozdei Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 5:57pm
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I love the Buttercream Dream recipe on here.

With this recipe, I usually only use 1 tsp of the clear vanilla extract and 3-4 Tbsp of milk depending on the consistency you need.

I sometimes add water when I need to thin it out for icing a cake.

This icing is easy to make, use and it crusts too.

Good luck and do post pictures.


rozdei Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:01pm
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I should provided the link:

You also want the butter to sit out and get to room temperature so it's easier to mix.

You can even make the icing this weekend and put it in the fridge to use for next weekend, that way you have less to do next Friday & Saturday.

Just let it sit out for a little bit on the counter and you then re-mix with your spatula and you'll be good to go.


marie19905 Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:05pm
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Thank you Thank you ... I'll be sure to post the pic

JanH Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:43pm
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Hi and Welcome, marie19905. icon_smile.gif

Here's a link to CC acronyms:


Overview of icings/frostings by type:
(Has troubleshooting chart on last page.)


Look forward to seeing pics of your daughter's cake!

fiddlesticks Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:57pm
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I also love the buttercream dream Icing ! I add 1tsp vanilla an 2tsp wedding bouguet, and the milk I need to make the icing how ever thick I need it ! I sometimes add light corn syrup to! Helps if you want to write with it ! Good Luck !! Sugarshacks Icing I also love !

rozdei Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 8:00pm
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Corn syrup is a good idea...I have been using Wilton piping gel for writing.


fiddlesticks Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 8:05pm
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rozdei.. Do you write with just piping gel ? I never tried that ! I add cron syrup to the buttercream . makes it easy to write with !

rozdei Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 8:09pm
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I'm sorry! I meant to say I add piping gel to buttercream to write with. It makes it easier to write with too. I have never tried corn syrup. icon_smile.gif Sorry about that. icon_smile.gif


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