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Old 03-31-2008, 10:07 AM   #11
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The more sugar, the better. And if it tastes like pure sugar you have succeeded in making the perfect frosting--in my book.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:54 AM   #12
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Frosting for Cake

2 eggs whites (cold)
1/4 lb sifted powdered sugar

Beat the whites in a cool place, till a very stiff froth. Sift the sugar, and beat it in until you can pile it in a heap. Flavor with lemon or rose water. Spread on with a knife, after the cake is cool, and then smooth with another knife dipped in water. Set it in a warm place to dry.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:23 PM   #13
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I've been looking for an easy recipe to pipe decorations that will dry hard. The butter cream frosting recipe i have is great for piping, but it doesn't dry. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:02 PM   #14
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How hard do you want it to dry? I've used the Wilton recipe and it hardens nicely, but it's not rock-solid like royal icing. Are you looking to use this for cakes, cookies, or something else? Once I know that I can probably help you. :)
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:07 PM   #15
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Hello,

I've tried the ready-made cake frostings such as those made by Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, but I'm looking for something softer and creamier that's easy to spread. I don't know if I can find a good ready-made frosting like this, and they might have preservatives and weird ingredients.

So, I guess a better option might be making homemade frosting.

Perhaps the easiest recipe I found online was to mix powdered sugar with a little milk, but this would be way too sugary. My wife suggested whisking heavy cream and sugar. Does anyone know if this would work?

Also, I don't have an electric mixer, so I need a recipe suitable for hand whisking.

Thanks!
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Which recipe worked out for you?

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