Category: Icing

American Buttercream Recipe

American Buttercream Recipe

When I began my journey as a hobby baker the very first frosting I used was an American Buttercream.  For those of you not living your lives within the world of cake, American buttercream is what most people call “Birthday Cake Frosting.”   Understanding frosting When […]

American Meringue Buttercream

American Meringue Buttercream

My journey to American Swiss Meringue Buttercream was an interesting decision One of the first things I learned doing cakes in a hot climate was that a crusting American buttercream is not always the best route to go.  I’ve done cakes were this budge was […]

Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Recipe

The story of my love affair with royal icing (RI). For the first few years of my cake decorating life I really didn’t go after cookie orders.  I was intimidated by the whole RI situation and so whenever I did do cookies, they were fondant […]

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency is a HUGE deal in the land of cookie decorating.  We’ve all seen the cookies that are less than perfect.  I’ve been to stores and purchased cookies that were rock hard and not worth the money.  The same way the icing on […]

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My first introduction to swiss meringue buttercream was at Le Cordon Bleu.  I remember it wasn’t overly sweet but still pretty delicious.  I was mostly in love with how it felt.  I’m weird about texture, especially in my food.  I’m one of those people that hate […]