Use good quality chocolate in this simple icing recipe for unbeatable results.
This creamy icing takes some time, but has a truly caramel flavour. Try it with my Christmas mincemeat cake recipe (see link in footnote)!
This is a very delicate and rich chocolate buttercream. It's good for butterfly cakes, or as a filling or icing on any cake.
A ludicrously rich icing recipe for special occasion cakes. This would work a treat on a simple sponge cake or light chocolate cake. You can omit the pecans, or use another type of nut, if desired.
This toffee icing is really deliciously different. You can add the pecans, or omit them, or use another nut. This icing needs time to set after you pour it on the cake, so plan ahead.
Fabulous chocolate fudge frosting, which makes any cake a show-stopper! Easy to make, with everyday ingredients that you're likely to have to hand.
This is a chocolate icing with a lovely softness to it. Use on chocolate cake or cupcakes, or on a simple vanilla cake. You could add instant coffee granules if you want a chocolate mocha icing.
A fudgy chocolate icing that is ridiculously quick to make. No need for a double boiler, either. Ensure you use unsweetened cocoa powder, and not drinking chocolate mix.
A very chocolaty icing that is rich and gooey, thanks to the addition of marshmallows. Kids will love this on a birthday cake or on cupcakes. Use plain marshmallows or marshmallow fluff, if you can find it.
A super-creamy icing, which is a cinch to make. It's flavoured with pecans, coconut and vanilla. Spread over any cake of your choice. It goes particulary well with chocolate cake.
A simple, low fat icing that has more volume than the traditional icing. Egg whites are beaten with sugar syrup until light and fluffy. Use to decorate cupcakes, cakes or muffins.
A deliciously sweet and fluffy icing, which is perfect for spreading over cakes, muffins or cupcakes. It's a meringue based icing, flavoured with marshmallows, golden syrup and vanilla.
A delicious recipe for toffee icing that works a treat on plain sponge cake, chocolate cake, cupcakes, banana cakes and more. If you add more liquid, you can use this as a drizzle. Cream may be substituted for the milk for added richness.
A really quick and easy icing that gets its toffee flavour from dark brown soft sugar, butter and vanilla. Gloriously yummy on almost any cake - chocolate cake, sponge cake, cupcakes and more.
A creamy meringue icing for the American classic Lady Baltimore cake. Use sweet sherry instead of vanilla for a more 'adult' flavour, with more zing.
This is a low fat chocolate icing that is cooked briefly, then cooled to ice your favourite cake. It has a glossy finish that looks as good as it tastes.
This is a light fluffy icing which tastes like marshmallows, and which you can colour as needed. It spreads or pipes well and will cover a 2 layer 18cm cake or 20-24 cupcakes, depending on how much you put on.
Use this white fondant icing for a perfectly smooth finish on cakes or colour and shape for themed birthday cakes or cupcakes. Roll it out to 6mm thickness for best results. Glucose and glycerine can be found at specialty food shops or via the internet. You may colour it with three drops of whichever food colouring you desire.
This light and gorgeous icing is perfect for a lighter cake, when you don't want all the richness of a butter-based icing.
A lusciously creamy toffee icing to top your favourite cake. This is sweet, but a nice alternative to buttercream when you're looking for something different. Use on sponge, chocolate cake, banana cake...