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Finish a cake, cupcake or sweet roll with an icing or glaze for a delicious treat. This is a page about making icing.


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April 25, 20051 found this helpful

Here are my improvisations for natural food colours as I don't like to use chemical colours. They work great in icings.

I recently made a green cake for my son's second birthday!

I have a juicer and I just use juices in my icings to colour them.

Beetroot juice for pink/red
Spinach juice for green
and Carrot juice for yellow.

They are brilliant!

Camilla Berry (Sussex, England)

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December 29, 2010

Make your own icing sugar. There is a huge difference in the cost of regular white sugar and icing sugar, yet icing sugar is only white sugar ground finer. I have a little "magic bullet" food processor and its a snap to throw a cup of sugar in there and grind it up. It's a little bit grainier but pretty close, and once you have used it in a recipe, you sure can't tell the difference.

Source: this handy hint came from my Mom :~)

By Leigh from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

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December 23, 2014

This can be made out of any of the flavored coffee creamers. I used this one day when I ran out of milk. Now I would never use extract again. Enjoy!

Total Time: 1-2 minutes

Yield: This recipe would cover a large cake, bundt cake, breads..2 cups

Source: My own experience


  • 2 cups of confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • International Delights Coffee Creamer (any flavor)


  • Start with 2 cups of powdered sugar, stir in a tablespoon at a time and stir in as quickly as possible. Add creamer as needed until you get the consistency desired. If it is too thick, add a little bit more creamer. To thin, add more sugar.
  • This icing should be thick. You want it to harden on cookies, breads, and cakes unless otherwise call for thin icing.

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    February 10, 2010

    Tired of the same old cake and icing? Take vanilla cake mix or vanilla icing and add unsweetened drink mix. You can add food coloring to match the flavor. It adds a lot of flavor and interest.

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    April 15, 2009

    Quick and healthy. This is the best icing ever! Slightly warm cream cheese in microwave (or leave out about an hour or so or until it's room temp). Add vanilla then slowly stir in honey to taste.

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    March 2, 20040 found this helpful

    I save plastic containers, like from butter or whip cream, so that I can mix icing colors in different size containers depending on the amount of icing I need of a certain color. - Jennifer

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    January 31, 20170 found this helpful

    Make a simple, delicious icing using only confectioners' sugar and eggs. This page contains a two ingredient cake icing recipe.

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    September 21, 20120 found this helpful

    This page contains royal icing recipes. Royal icing with its smooth hard finish when dried is perfect for making cake and cookie decorations.

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