My Favourite Icing Recipe

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:

Butter Icing

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.

So simple!

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.






8 thoughts on “My Favourite Icing Recipe

  1. Tina @ bitemeshowme says:

    these days i dont even measure, i just go by taste and feel, but essentially they are the ingredients i use. here’s a tip – practice piping on cupcakes as there is smaller surface area! =)

  2. milkteaxx says:

    i generally do meringue and blow torch as i dont like working with butter but for the the nicer icing you generally need a buttercream. i am pretty atrocious at piping so we are in the same boat

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