Is It Frosting? Or Is It Icing?

Home cooks most generally use the term frosting and icing interchangeably. This can cause confusion.

In order to reduce that confusion I like to make a distinction between the two on my website.

Frosting

*****************************************************

100+ DFY Websites, Pages, Ecom Stores And Blogs!

DFY Hero is a set of 100+ Done For You Battle-Tested And Proven-To-Convert Stunning Websites, Sales Pages, Squeeze Pages, Ecom Stores And Blogs.

 

Complete Facebook Marketing Suite

TEN Traffic Apps For The Price Of ONE - Create A Flood Of Leads & Sales For Your Offers AND For Your Clients

 

FREE Roku TV Channel Development

For NON Profit Organizations !

****************************************************

Frosting is a fluffy, thick concoction that will hold its shape.

You can pipe decorations with it like you see on cakes.

Even though it holds a shape it stays soft and keeps its creamy texture.

There are as many variations of frosting recipes, as there are cookie recipes.

One of the most popular is butter cream.

Even within the butter cream category there is no one definitive recipe.

It seems that every country that can get its hands on butter has its opinion of what butter cream frosting should be. Some are made with eggs and butter. Some varieties you have to cook sugar to a softball stage.

*****************************************************

First-of-its-kind "Mobile First" Site Builder

Quickly Build The Fastest Websites On The Internet That Are Virtually Guaranteed To Land You Higher In Google Search Results!

 

100% fully automated E-book maker 

INSTANTLY create professional  E-book's , Reports, Guides, Lead Magnets, Whitepapers, and digital info-products AUTOMATICALLY, and “ON-DEMAND”… at a push of a button!

 

FREE Roku TV Channel Development

For NON Profit Organizations !

****************************************************

There are others that use shortening or a combination of shortening and butter. Still others don’t use butter or shortening at all but another substance such as peanut butter.

A simple butter cream is just butter, sugar, flavoring and a liquid beaten and beaten until it is light and fluffy. It can be flavored with most any flavoring and colored any color during the beating stage.

After beating, other ingredients such as dried fruit, nuts or melted chocolate can be folded in.

Icing

Icing is normally much thinner than frosting and in this state will not hold shapes. Because it’s more liquid it flows easily and thins out filling in nooks and crannies.

What differentiates icing from frosting is that as icing dries it becomes smooth and will harden when completely dry. This makes it perfect glue for cookie construction projects, such as a gingerbread house.

For the cookie decorator that’s not handy with a piping bag icing is the ideal cookie decorating medium.

Just like frosting there are hundreds and hundreds of icing recipes and recipe variations.

An icing recipe can be as simple as powdered sugar mixed with a liquid to more complicated meringue varieties.

One of the better known meringue variations is Royal Icing.

Depending on the amount of liquid used Royal Icing can be piped and will hold shapes like frosting but it will harden as it dries.

So is it icing? Or is it frosting?

In my humble opinion it boils down to one thing. If it stays soft (within reason) it’s frosting.

If, when it dries, it hardens then it’s icing.

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended

IM Checklist Volume 4: Affiliate Marketing With PLR

IM Checklist Volume 4 - 19 Step by Step Affiliate Marketing Checklists With Video Training and Private Label Rights

Pixel Studio FX Pro 3.0 *NOTICE: THIS PACKAGE REQUIRES BASIC PACKAGE*

PSFX 3.0 Professional - Instantly create e-book, kindle, cd, or software covers in minutes. Includes 32,000 Instant eCovers and get access to 40 unique 3D Group Bundle Shots! *LAUNCH SPECIAL* Includes Designer/Developer License *NOTICE: THIS PACKAGE REQU

Stockocity 2

Unlimited access to Stockocity 2 including 6,000 FHD footage videos and 75 new FHD videos per month for 24 months.