Everything You Need to Know About Frosting

As a baker, or as a foodie, everyone’s favourite go-to dessert for any sort of celebration is obviously some glorious, melt-in-the-mouth cake! But only the baker would know the effort that goes into not only baking the cake right but getting the frosting or icing spot on as well. Frosting is referred to as the soft fluffy cream that comes on top of the cake in various flavours and colours. The icing on the other hand is more of a sugar glaze that hardens upon cooling. Let’s take a look at the types of frosting you can work with, in this article.

Butter Cream

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This is the most basic type of frosting and is a mix of butter and icing sugar. It is the most popular type of frosting as it is easy to work with. Butter cream is sweet, fluffy and buttery which makes it easy to spread on the cake and pipe out decorative designs on cakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

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Sink your teeth into that red velvet cupcake and that tangy flavour that fills your mouth is thrilling isn’t it? Ah…yes, the cream cheese frosting is a combination of butter, icing sugar and cream cheese of course! its softer creamier and tastier too. Try it on your next cake if you already haven’t.

Ganache Frosting

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Now, if you are a chocolate lover, then ganache is what you need to taste. Heavy cream is heated, and chocolate is added to it. Once mixed well, the frosting is silky smooth and will definitely appease your chocolate craving palate once spread on your cake.

Whipped Cream Frosting

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This is also a popular frosting used on cakes. Heavy cream is whipped till the desired firmness is met and is flavoured with liqueurs, lemon zest, vanilla essence, almond extracts or cocoa. Its creamy, its fatty yet fluffy and takes your taste buds on a roller coaster ride! 

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