AHello Everyone! I am new to this site and cake decorating! I decided to start because I love to bake and I'm fairly crafty. I figured this would give me a usable outlet for my art. Anyway...I am trying to get a recipie for an icing that tastes good but also works well for decorating. I made a marshmallow icing the other night that tasted amazing but it was not good for decorating nor did it hold color well. I put some color in it and it ran out after sitting on the cake for a little bit. This icing was made using the marshmallow fluff. I want to make beautiful cakes but I want them to taste good and be moist! I had a thought of using this icing for a filler and crumb coat. Any suggestions are appreciated!
I am just a newbie hobbist. I make different icing for different decorating needs. For roses I use stiff Wilton class buttercream. For icing a cake I use Swiss meringue buttercream. For piping borders and stuff I like Indy Debbie's recipe of America Buttercream, I like Swiss meringue under fondant if I am covering with fondant. Keep experimenting and find what works best for you.