Easy Cake Icing Recipes
German Cake Frosting Recipes
Decorate your German cakes with these cake icing recipes. These easy cake frosting recipes will turn your cake into something special. Not only do these frosting recipes taste good but are easy to prepare.
I often use a simple butter cream recipe to decorate my German apple cake. Thus making it so easy to decorate for special occasions. Butter cream is one of my favourite easy cake icing recipes.
100g (4oz) icing sugar
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add a few drops of vanilla or almond flavouring if wished. Gradually add 1 tbsp warm water. The icing should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If necessary add more water or sugar to add consistency. Add colouring and use at once.
Makes about 100g (4oz)
Orange or Lemon
How to use Glace Icing
Allow the icing to run down the sides guiding it with a palette knife. Keep a little icing to fill the gaps. Scrape up an icing which falls under the rack and use this, making sure there are no cake crumbs or it will ruin the appearance.
If the sides are decorated and only the top is to have glace icing, pour the icing on to the centre of the cake and spread it with a palette knife, stopping just inside the edges to prevent it dripping down the sides.
If the top is to be iced and the sides left plain, protect them with a band of greaseproof paper tied around the cake and projecting a little above it. Pour on the icing and let it find its own level. Peel off the paper when the icing is hard.
Arrange any ready-made decorations such as nuts, cherries or sweets in position as soon as the icing has thickened and formed a skin.
Butter Cream Icing
Another one of my cake icing recipes is butter cream. Dead easy to make and such a favourite with adults and kids too.
75g (3oz) soft butter
Put the butter in a bowl and cream until soft. Sift and gradually beat in the icing sugar, then add the vanilla flavouring and water.
Makes about 250g (10 oz)
Orange or Lemon
To Use Butter Cream
When you next bake a cake try these delicious easy icing recipes.
You can also using them for decorating cookies as well.
Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!