About this recipe: The secret to a true white icing is to use clear vanilla extract, available online and in specialty baking shops. This icing is great for cake decorating or for DIY wedding cakes. You can easily adjust its consistency. If you wish, use half margarine and half unsalted butter.
If you're not using this for decorating, but just for icing the cake, thin the icing by adding 3 tablespoons of golden syrup or water to the icing.
Watch our How to ice a cake video and see how to ice cakes with ease. You'll be icing perfect birthday and special occasion cakes in no time!