icing recipe that actually tastes good?!

Jessi - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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hi

im looking for an icing recipe that i can use to decorate with.. but i dont like the taste of buttercream! anyone have a good icing recipe??

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Mags - posted on 01/29/2010

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hi one of my kids fav icings is choc fudge icing. 4ounces of soft marg, 6 to 8 ounces icing sugar some vanilla esseance or extracts and a block of melted cooking chocolate white choc or milk. beat marg till light and fluffy and colour gets lighter add half the icing sugar spoonful at a time beat well between spoonfuls add essence and beat then add all the melted choc and beat adding more sugar if needed if it gets too thick add small drops of milk till you get the required consistancy. hope you enjoy good luck.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2010

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Candace, this is how my mom always made/makes frosting for cookies... I mean there's no "set" recipe, but yeah... Powdered Sugar(takes more than you think), a couple tablespoons of Butter, about a teaspoon of Vanilla, and Milk till you get the consistancy you want. Then divide it up and add food coloring! (add coco if you want chocolate flavor, but then you can't add the food coloring) Decorate away! My 8year old sister and I had a blast decorating Christmas Cutout Cookies this year!! We used the Pampered Chef squeeze tube things... my mom has them. And it's super easy!!

Crissy - posted on 01/28/2010

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8 ounce cool whip to an 8 ounce cream cheese and there you have it, easy icing, u can add food coloring also if u want a different color

Earline - posted on 01/23/2010

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have you ever tryed cream cheese icing? if not heres a fast and easy but wonderful tasting cream cheese icing.you get a pack of philly cream cheese leave it out til room temp . in a bowl you add a half stick of butter vanilla flavorin half cup of powdered sugar and cream cheese using a had blender or wire wisk beat everything together until it's smooth and thick i normally use two packs because i love the flavor the cream cheeses gives. i hope it works for you like it dose for me

Sheryl - posted on 01/23/2010

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This is the recipe I use when I decorate my cakes.. 1 cup crisco,1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon of clear vanilla or what ever you want to use, but it has to be clear so it dont mess up your icing, and 1 pound powder sugar, you can double this it is the easiest one that I use. I hope that I helped you out...

Tracy - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hello! I have a good recipe for you (of course I'm partial!).
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of salt
Water to desired concistency
This was my mom's recipe she used on her cut out cookies. They were always a favorite! I used it for the first time over the holidays.

Happy baking!
Tracy

Candace - posted on 01/21/2010

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1 stick soft butter

1 box powered sugar

1/4 cup milk or cream

1 tsp vanilla

Beat all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. (My 14 year old granddaughter, Deja, actually found this recipe and it is great. She also, adds about 1/3 coco when we want or need chocolate. Ymmmmm

Denise - posted on 01/21/2010

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I have come up with an easy one of my own. I use 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, I dont buy Carnation I use the off name brands it works better. I beat 1/2 stick of margarine and 3/4 cup of crisco until its fluffy add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, slowly pouring the milk and whipping it until its creamy and fluffy,about 5 to 10 minutes depending on heat or humidity.This is a creamy icing and doesnt tint well for vibrant colors can be used for pastels. BTW you can flavor any buttercream recipe with any flavorings you desire.

Mary - posted on 01/21/2010

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This is not a recipe, but I love to use it. If you have a Gordons Food Service by you, in the freezer section there is a carton (quart) called Bettercream. This is like the whipped cream frosting. Just follow the instructions. Enjoy.....I used to make wedding cakes with this stuff....not too sweet.

Amanda - posted on 01/20/2010

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yeah half the betty crocker icing and half or whole container of cool whip it's a secret of my grandma's it is great.

Tammy - posted on 01/20/2010

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1c milk
1tbsp flour
1c sugar
1c shortening
1tbsp vanilla
mix milk & flour together over medium heat on stove ,stirring constantly,until thick. Let cool completely. When cool mix with the rest of the ingredients . mix on high for 10 min.

Sandra - posted on 01/20/2010

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Jessi, I have tried the can of icing with the 1/2 container of COOL WHIP. I really liked it. I also used it to decorate and was satisfied with how it worked.

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cream cheese icing is tasty.
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

cream butter and cream cheese, mix in vanilla, gradually mix in the powdered sugar.
You can dye it for coloring and also make it stiffer/smoother by adjusting amounts of sugar/creamcheese you add in. Chill it to make it firmer for decorating as well however once cake is done if not served immediately you probably should keep in the fridge.

Donna - posted on 01/20/2010

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You can always add lemon flavoring or vanilla flavoring to icing....I do it for sugar cookies so the icing doesn't taste so darned sweet!

Jessi - posted on 01/18/2010

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hmm! that sounds good.. like boughten betty crocker icing? and a container of cool whip? or do i whipe half a container of whipping cream and add that?

Amanda - posted on 01/18/2010

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Take the regular icing in the container and mix with a blender with about half a container of whip cream. You can add more whip cream to taste. The great thing is buy food coloring dye with it and you have any color you want.

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