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8 Different Types of Icing for Your Cake

"Cake is the answer, no matter the question.."

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Icing is a great
addition to your cake, it
enhances the appearance, and
also maintains the freshness of the cake. Let's take a look at different types of icing used for your sweet delights.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Butter Cream
Decorate your cake with this basic and most simple icing. Butter cream is a combination of  butter and powdered  sugar. It is creamy, soft and full of flavors!
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Whipped Cream
This is made with chilled heavy cream and powdered sugar, making it light and fluffy by whipping it together.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Royal Icing
Perfect for decorating  your fruit cake! It is a hard white icing made from egg whites, powdered sugar, and lime juice.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Ganache
A true delight for a chocolaterian! Ganache is a smooth, silky and shiny mixture of chocolate melted with heavy cream.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Cream Cheese Frosting
This frosting is quintessential for your red velvet cake, and is a mixture of equal amount of butter and high-fat cream cheese.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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Meringue
Light and fluffy Meringue frosting is prepared with whipping egg whites with sugar. This beautiful icing makes your cake even more irresistible.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Fondant
Commonly used for sculpt cakes, fondant frosting is made from sugar, water, gelatin, vegetable fat or shortening, and glycerol.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Combine powdered sugar with milk or water, and pour over the top of cakes and cookies.
Glaze
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

 Manali Dingorkar

May 15, 2021
Credits
Andrew Lancaster, American Heritage Chocolate, Lawrence Aritao, Dilyara Garifullina