Satin Icing

This covers a a 23cm(9 inch) round cake. Great for decorations.

Satin Icing


  • 60grams(2 oz) butter or margarine
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted ( approx)
  • few drops of food colouring (optional)
  • Can add flavourings


  1. Warm the fat and lemon juice in a pan until melted. Add 1 1/2 of icing sugar and heat gently, stirring until dissolved. When mix begins to simmer at the sides of the pan, increase heat slightly and cook for 2 minutes until it boils gently, do not over boil as icing will be too hard.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon then put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually mix in enough icing sugar to give a soft dough.
  4. Dust surface with with icing sugar and knead until smooth, add colourings and flavourings if needed.
  5. Wrap in cling film, will keep in fridge for about 6 weeks.


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