Types of Icing That Take The Cake!

Dec 6, 2016 12:50:33 PM

Icing’ makes all the difference between a good cake and a great one! If you are looking to expand your icing horizons, then this is a must-read blog! There is an icing to suit all taste and all cakes. The list of different icings is almost endless, with many others being variations on these themes, but get these below mentioned types of icing in the bag and you will be ready to tackle anything.

Butter Cream Icing

Butter Cream Icing

This icing could be called the most-sought-after, as it is by far the most popular. It is easily spread on cakes and piped, making decoration a done deal. It is sweet, buttery, fluffy and soft, OBVIOUSLY! It is made with a butter base and most butter cream icing can be left out at room temperature for a couple days. Buttercream comes in every flavor imaginable—chocolate, cream cheese, vanilla, caramel, white, browned butter, almond, fudge etc.

Whipped Cream Icing

Whipped Cream Icing

This plainly uses the base of heavy cream. It is whipped to the desired consistency so as to primly smoother on cakes and pastries, but it is best for chilled desserts. Because it is made with heavy cream make sure you don’t left it out – someone could get sick. For this reason, this icing is usually avoided for making wedding cakes. But, its light and fluffy texture, it sure is tasty. 

Ganache

Ganache

For cakes and pastries, ganache is generally used as a filler or icing. It’s a mixture of melted semi-sweet chocolate and hot cream. It is important to use higher-quality chocolate, which includes chocolate liqueur and cocoa instead of vegetable oil. The pure chocolate will taste better. Once cooled, the ganache can be poured over a cake to drip down the sides. Ganache sounds posh, and it has a luxurious shine when it hardens.

Glaze

Glaze

Glaze icing is comparatively thinner and glossy which stiffens when it dries. You can couple this with flavors like lemon, orange milk chocolate or white chocolate. Excellent on sweet breads, coffee cakes and rolls. The glaze is drizzled and spread or brushed over the cake or bread. 

Royal Icing

Royal Icing

Last but not the least, royal icing which is the traditional ‘royal’ covering used for occasional cakes. It hardens when set to give an almost airtight coating, helping cake last longer. I call this as sweet edible glue!

Now that you understand these five simple icing categories, come and choose your groovy cake from our portal that will put a smile on your dear ones face, and you get the best ‘gift-giver’ award on your forehead. Enjoy!

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Monginis

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