As you may or may not know, I have a love hate relationship with making icing. Actually, I do not have any love for making icing, I hate it. Making me make icing and icing a cake is the equivalent of making me clean out of my rabbit’s toilet box.. therefore torture.
However, whilst unpacking my books onto my new book shelf, I came across my Masterchef Australia The Cookbook Volume 1. Whilst I was flicking through the cookbook, I came across a butter icing recipe that looked really easy to make.
One night, I decided to give it a go. I was quite surprised with the great result I got from making the icing for the first time using this recipe. The icing was not too sweet, smooth, easy to spread and tasted delicious. I think I may have gotten so excited, that I jumped for joy.
The recipe is so easy to make:
125 grams of unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
approximately 1 tablespoon of milk
Use electric beaters to beat the butter until light and creamy. Add the icing sugar a little at a time, beating constantly. Add half the milk and beat until combined. I added a little bit of thickened cream to make the icing more creamy.
To confess, I did not fully follow the method step by step. After beating the butter, I tossed the rest into the bowl and then mixed it with my electric beaters, until it was all combined. Unfortunately, I became impatient.
My next goal is to master the art of piping icing onto cake. I am so hopeless at piping icing, that it is tragic.