1/17/2012

Homemade Icing

Sorry for being MIA all this weekend you guys, I was so busy I hardly had time to breath. But I had a great weekend and am now back to school and back to the daily grind. Josh's 27th birthday is today (3 years until 30! Ca-Razy, I like to give him a hard time about it but only out of love of course) and I wanted to make him a cake. He's all about some funfetti so his cake was funfetti and I made homemade icing thanks to Kate at The Small Things Blog. I saw her post and instantly got inspired to make my own icing, especially after I saw that the recipe didn't call for that many ingredients and it was soooo simple.

Here's what you're going to need:
A stick of butter
1/4 cup of Crisco
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of powdered sugar (if you want the frosting sweeter, add more powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk (if you want the frosting fluffier, add more milk)
Now, in Kate's recipe she puts thing in her bowl step by step. Well, I happened to get a little TOO excited and didn't keep on reading after the ingredients section and I ended up dumping all the ingredients and then mixing, but it turned out perfect so, my advice...dump them all in at once HA! I made 2 batches and the 2nd batch I made I followed her mixing directions and both batches came out the same way. So, just put all those ingredients in a bowl and get out your blender and mix away. I wanted my icing to have color to it so I added a drop and 1/2 of green food coloring and close to 5 drops of blue food coloring and got a beautiful blue-green color. As you can see above it says to add more milk if you want the frosting a little thinner and fluffier, after the 2 intial tablespoons, I ended up adding only a little more milk, I didn't measure it out, just poured straight from the cartoon and I also ended up dumping some more powdered sugar in, I didn't measure that either, I just added and tasted and did that until it was perfect.
I am incredibly amazed at how GOOD this icing (and cake was too). Seriously! Even Josh said it was delicious, so trust me, this recipe is awesome! The next time you bake a cake, try to make your own frosting and see how it turns out!
Happy Baking!

I loved the way it turned out (I brought half the cake back to school with me to eat, haha!)

 I hope everyone had a great weekend! I went to a baby shower this weekend, hung out with some great friends, watched poor Tim Tebow lose (he is just awesome, I hated to see the Broncos lose), I went to church with my fam, went out of town to celebrate Josh's birthday with his fam, and then spent all day yesterday with Josh, we had breakfast together, played some disc golf and celebrated his day of birth!
 

2 comments:

  1. I love the cake and all the decor!!

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