Frosting and Icing Recipes

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

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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!

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

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After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

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This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
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Whipped Cream

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How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

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.
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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 & Almost-Professional Buttercream

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

Pastry Cream

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This is a classic pastry cream often used in bakeries and restaurants. It can be used as a filling for cakes, pies or pastries. To make a lighter filling, fold in plain whipped cream.