What Is Frosting?

Frosting is a thick, creamy mixture that can be spread or piped onto a cake. It usually includes milk, sugar, butter, flavoring and salt.주문제작케이크Frosting is a thick, creamy mixture that can be spread or piped onto a cake. It usually includes milk, sugar, butter, flavoring and salt.


Fans of carrot and red velvet cakes rave about this frosting’s tangy flavor. It is also easy to make and a great base for other decorations.


Buttercream is one of the most common frostings you’ll find in bakeries and in the freezer aisle. It is typically made with butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. It’s easy to make and is a great base for decorations. Buttercream can be flavored with cocoa, melted chocolate, smooth peanut butter or fruit compote. You can also use extracts to change the flavor. Some recipes also include egg whites which makes the frosting lighter and airier.

Some frosting recipes don’t have butter or milk and instead use shortening, which can give the frosting a cleaner, crisper taste. However, it can be difficult to achieve a light and fluffy texture with this recipe.

There are several factors that can affect your final frosting consistency:

The temperature of the butter – Cold butter will give you a thick lumpy buttercream that may 주문제작케이크 look curdled and separated. You will want to bring the butter to room temperature before making your frosting (in winter an hour or two, in summer 20 to 30 minutes is enough).

The type of liquid you use – Water, milk, cream or juice all work but they each have a different effect on the frosting. Adding too much liquid will result in runny buttercream while adding too little will result in dry, crumbly frosting.

How you beat the butter – Using an electric mixer will ensure that you get a light and fluffy texture. Beat at a low speed, scraping the bowl frequently, until the butter is creamy. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar in batches, beating at a lower speed until all of it is incorporated and a soft peak forms.

When to sift the sugar – Sifting your powdered sugar before adding it will help to avoid clogging your piping tips. Then gradually mix in the vanilla and beat until it is creamy, smooth and at your desired spreading consistency.

What to do if your frosting needs more time – If you need a few extra minutes before your cake is ready, place the bowl and whisk in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. This will give the frosting a second chance to come together without over-beating it and creating a dry and gummy consistency.

How to apply the frosting – The easiest way to apply buttercream is with a clean palette knife or offset spatula. Then simply spread evenly across the surface of your cooled cake. If you are using a decorative pattern such as stars, dots or rosettes, sift some more confectioners’ sugar over the top of your frosting to prevent it from clinging to your tools.

How long your frosting lasts – Buttercream can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and can also be frozen for up to six months. When thawed, it will need to be rewhipped to restore its light and fluffy consistency. It is important that you use an airtight container when storing, or it will absorb moisture and the buttercream will become grainy and clump together.