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    Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to see of any one had any yummy icing recipes. Something I could make, that tasted nice and was firm enough to pipe and hold shape, without being hard.

    I normally buy Whip n Ice but I would like to try.

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    50gms butter softened but not microwaved!
    2 cups icing mixture
    1-2 tblsp hot water.


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    I use 1 cup of butter to 2 cups of icing sugar and a dash of milk. The butter has to be room temp or your mixer will get rather upset (or at least mine does). It pipes beautifully and holds its shape very well. I also add vanilla essence or lemon zest or something as well.

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    Merengue Icing.

    I make a sugar syrup on the stove and add it to eggs veryslowly.

    this is kinda what I made

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-6MDPnkGxE

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    Ooh thank you!! I definitely need to buy a new mixer, my old one burnt out. So better buy a new one so I can make some icing.




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    I know it's not exactly icing, but for some special cakes I like to use either white or chocolate ganache. Around 180g choc, 30g of butter and T milk in glass bowl over saucepan with hot water in it (on stove). Melt, let it cool to desired consistency before using as icing. If I was going to pipe it I would add choc and whipped thickened cream though I think. It's all very tasty experimenting though

    As for normal icing, I tend to add in icing mixture, ~20g butter, ~1T milk til get the consistency I'm after (perhaps some vanilla, cocoa) - a little like the Swedish chef if you could imagine.

    If you want icing to go hard then it needs to be royal icing - egg white, lemon juice and icing sugar. Shouldn't need water if it's the correct ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    I know it's not exactly icing, but for some special cakes I like to use either white or chocolate ganache. Around 180g choc, 30g of butter and T milk in glass bowl over saucepan with hot water in it. Melt, let it cool to desired consistency before using as icing. If I was going to pipe it I would add choc and whipped thickened cream though I think. It's all very tasty experimenting though
    That sounds really tasty and so so bad for me lol. I will have to try it. I think DP would love that.


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    Dark choc ganache can be whipped once it starts to set. It's like mousse and is pipable it's VERY yummy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    That sounds really tasty and so so bad for me lol. I will have to try it. I think DP would love that.


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    also, warm ganache over vanilla icecream and chopped nuts is really good too, although I don't put butter in it, am thinking banana too!

    Mel x


 

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