Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Homemade Frosting

Remember this?

If you are thinking your cake looks a bit forlorn, like the one above, you probably haven't frosted it yet. Let's get to it.

Gather up:

  • powdered sugar
  • butter or margarine
  • some milk-like liquid
  • vanilla extract
  • food coloring (optional)

Start with the wet ingredients. Don't use very much to start. You can always use more, but never less (and it doesn't take much)!

Add some powdered sugar. Use your hand mixer to mix it up until it looks spreadable but not too runny. This isn't rocket science. Don't stress exact amounts.

If you want your cake to look extra fun, add lots of crazy food coloring like I did:

Spread on your cake. Display...

...and then consume.



Yvo said...

Very cute... and yes this is rocket science for someone like me! I had no idea homemade frosting was so easy. I tried to make a ricotta-strawberry frosting once (using ricotta, strawberry preserves, and no recipe) and it tasted okay but not like frosting. Hahahaha.

Mer said...

Oh, no! I hope I didn't sound condescending when I said it wasn't rocket science. I was just trying to encourage people to give it a try - because it is so easy -- and I think lots of people are intimidated into buying the packaged stuff because they think it is difficult or really time consuming. :0) I know I used to!

Christine said...

can you just adopt me...lol Hey I don't know how to add you?