Frosting and Icing Recipes

Find recipes for cake frosting, cupcake frosting, cookie icing, fondant, and dessert glazes.

Staff Picks

Scrumptious Penuche Frosting

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This scrumptious caramel-flavored frosting is the perfect frosting for any yummy cake. It is perfect on basic yellow cake as well as homemade pound cake. Some love it on chocolate cake as well.

Vegan Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting

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My kids love this frosting. They said it tastes like the filling in a peanut butter cup. My son has a milk allergy, so I came up with this recipe.

Maple Buttercream Frosting

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This is a very sweet frosting - it reminds me of maple candy.

Smooth Double Chocolate Frosting

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I've never liked the heavy texture of buttercream icing, so I came up with this as a smooth and rich alternative. It always gets rave reviews!

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

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This is a simple recipe for delicious cream cheese frosting. It has less powdered sugar than most recipes. That's one reason it tastes so good.

Smooth Buttercream Frosting

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This flavorful icing is ideal for decorating. It may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week. Re-whip before using.

Real Strawberry Frosting

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I wanted REAL strawberry frosting for my Real Strawberry Cupcakes and could not find an acceptable recipe. I wanted an intense strawberry taste without using an extract or gelatin. I came up with this recipe using a strawberry puree reduction that is truly the strawberry-est. If you love strawberries, you'll LOVE THIS!!!

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

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Perfect for any cake!

Sugar Cookie Icing

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This icing dries hard and shiny and the colors stay bright. Choose as many different food colorings as you desire.

Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing

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This cream holds up longer on pies because it doesn't separate. Gelatin stiffens whipped cream and makes the texture seem fuller and slightly spongy. May be used to top a pie or frost a cake.

Bella's Eggnog Frosting

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Great for gingerbread or molasses cookies! We spread this frosting generously over molasses cookies and eat them right off the cookie sheet. Enjoy!

Simple Orange Glaze

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This glaze is fresh and delicious. It uses real orange juice, not the stuff out of the container. It adds a real nice kick to angel food cake or any kind of loaf cake.

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Frosting

Get tips for making creamy frosting that is sturdy enough to hold up as decorations on cakes and cupcakes, as well as smooth, pipe-able icing for cookies or as glazes.

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream

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"Creamy and fluffy, yet still perfect for piping/decorating." – naples34102

Strawberry Cake Filling

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Easy to make filling that isn't too sweet.