When people make cakes, they usually think that the batter is the difficult part and the frosting is the easy part. After all, there are only a few ingredients in the frosting and then you just mix it all up. But it’s actually not as simple as that and getting the perfect frosting is way harder than you think. When you’ve put all of that effort into your cake, you want to make sure that the frosting is perfect too, but what if you just can’t get it right? If you’re struggling with your frosting, here are some simple tips to help you perfect it.
Mix And Match Recipes
Often, people struggle with frosting because they follow bad recipes. The recipe for the cake itself might be amazing, but the frosting recipe could be lacking. The simple remedy here is to mix and match recipes. If you have a recipe for a dessert that you really love but the frosting never comes out well, why not find a different recipe to use for that part? Sometimes it might be that the quantities are wrong or maybe they didn’t explain the process that well. You might find things a lot easier if you use a new recipe.
Use The Right Powdered Sugar
The coarseness of the powdered sugar you use makes a big difference and if you use the wrong type, you will end up with grainy frosting. You should be looking for 10x finely ground (this will be displayed on the packet) for making frosting. 5x ground is for sprinkling on things as a garnish and it will make grainy frosting. Once you have the right sugar, it’s also important to sift it before you use it to get rid of any big clumps.
Beat The Butter Properly
Another big mistake that people make is not beating the butter for long enough. They whip it up a bit, then add the sugar until it’s combined and expect an amazing frosting. But if you want that light, creamy texture, you need to keep beating it for longer. Start out slowly while you are combining the sugar and then speed it up and leave it until it becomes nice and creamy. It’s important to start out with fairly cool butter so you can beat it for long enough without it becoming melted and greasy.
Experiment With Different Types Of Frosting
This is an important one because people always make the mistake of sticking with buttercream when it’s not the best option for the cake you are making. A carrot cake is always best with cream cheese frosting, for example. You can also use egg whites to make a swiss meringue buttercream, which is much lighter than a traditional buttercream frosting. If you are not happy with the frosting that you are making right now, it might just be that you prefer a different type, so try out some other options and see what works best.
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