Anybody Know About This Type Of Frosting?

Decorating By eriksmom Updated 21 May 2008 , 5:50pm by krazykat_14

eriksmom Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:43am
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I have a request for "Baker's Frosting". I've done some searching, and it apparently has a different name that I'm not aware of. Here is what the customer requested:

Do you make Baker's Frosting? That's thickened with milk and flour and then mixed with butter, sugar and vanilla?

So does anybody know this frosting, or what else it might be called? i don't want to email her back and sound like I'm stupid, but I've never heard of a frosting thickened with flour.

Any help is appreciated.


19 replies
tonedna Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:45am
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bumps! icon_redface.gif I do mine fresh..

fuzzykoala22 Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:57am
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It's also known as "Mary Kay" icing, or as the "traditional" Red Velvet cake frosting (there are two VERY serious schools of thought out there as to whether Red Velvet should be topped with cream cheese icing or the cooked flour icing). Try doing a Google search or check out Allrecipes for Red Velvet'll find a few with the icing that you're describing.

ski Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:59am
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yes it is a traditional red velvet cake icing.

jolmk Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:05am
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I have a recipe for a frosting that sounds like the one you are talking about, but I've never made it. I believe it goes with Red Velvet cake. You cook flour and milk until very thick let it cool. Then I think you beat in butter, sugar and flavoring. I'll try to find my copy and let you know.


gottacake Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:10am
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My mother-in-law taught me how to make this frosting from heating flour and milk. She always used it for her chocolate birthday cakes. Here's the recipe from another website:

JanH Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:15am
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Think your customer is requesting a cooked custard (flour) frosting.

Here are some highly rated recipes:

German cooked b/c:


eriksmom Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:20am
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Thank you everyone for all your help! I will look these over and ask her if any of these are what she is looking for.

twooten173 Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:23am
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gottacake, what do you think about the icing?

thedessertdiva Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:25am
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Here is a couple of recipes that I have. Maybe one will work...

Cooked Flour Frosting
1/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan blend flour and milk.
Cook stirring constantly until mixture bubbles.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy.
Add vanilla and salt, blending well.
On medium speed beat in cooled flour mixture in small portions (teaspoonful at a time), beating well after each addition.
Continue beating until light and fluffy.


1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Cream shortening, add sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites. Mix and sift dry ingredients. Add to first mixture alternately with milk.

goal4me Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:00am
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Thanks for posting the recipes for this frosting....

thedessertdiva Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:03am
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You're always welcome!! icon_lol.gif

JanH Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:23am
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Guess the 1st recipe I linked to and thedessertdiva printed out must be good - it's the same one. icon_smile.gif

thedessertdiva Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:33am
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Originally Posted by JanH

Guess the 1st recipe I linked to and thedessertdiva printed out must be good - it's the same one. icon_smile.gif is!! I dont make it very often, but when I do, it seems to be a hit. I really like it on simple chocolate cake. icon_wink.gif

lainalee Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:41am
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This is very smooth and creamy, not sugary or really sweet. icon_smile.gif
This is the recipie that got me into cake decorating. Loved it so much when my decorator used. Just had to have the recipie and she was kind enough to share. Customers Love it! This does not crust. I smooth it best as I can, then refridgerate overnight. Then use fondant smoother with wax paper (paper towel sticks to it).

2C milk
14T flour (1C -2T)
1 lb butter (I use white margarine)
2C shortening
5C Powdered Sugar
2t vanilla
Cook milk & flour together about 2-3 mins. till thick. stirring constantly with wisk. Put thru stainer. Cover & chill. Beat butter and shortening together very well. Blend in cooled flour mixture. Beat very well till smooth. Gradually add sugar. Again beat this very well. stir in vanilla.
If you want it stiffer (or if humid) add more shortening.
This freezes well.

addietx Posted 21 May 2008 , 3:08am
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Lainalee, did you mean to say add more shortening if you want a stiffer frosting? Do you mean add more pd sugar?

tiggy2 Posted 21 May 2008 , 3:13am
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Here's a link to the Mary Kay frosting with the Red Velvet cake

lainalee Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:18pm
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I make it so much, I adjust till its just right. Usually shortening adds stiffness. Sometimes I will add a bit more sugar too if I've added alot more shortening. It's pretty forgiving.

cupcakemkr Posted 21 May 2008 , 3:19pm
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How about this:
mjballinger posted this on the cupcake thread

3/4 c. milk
3 tbsp. flour
6 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Cook milk and flour until thick (be sure all lumps are dissolved). Cool. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar for 4 minutes in a bowl. Add flour and milk mixture. Beat 4 minutes. Add vanilla and salt.

krazykat_14 Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:50pm
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I am shocked and amazed!!! My mother always used this recipe when she maked chocolate cake- She said she got it from an OOOOLLLDDDD recipe from the '50s off of a Crisco can- it even called for Oleo! I didn't think anyone else on earth knew about it, let alone a name for it!!!

One hint: make sure you beat it to death or it will have little lumps that reminded me of solid Crisco... yuck!

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