Other Wedding Cake Icing Recipes

There are many types of wedding cakes that can be prepared for the special occasion. The choice of cake depends on the couple and their tastes. A couple can go for a traditional white wedding cake or wedding cakes that have flavors like, chocolate, strawberry, etc. Other wedding cakes are interesting and look different in the ceremony.

There are various types of wedding cakes like Mexican, Hawaiian, etc. Today, one can get a lot of cakes baked using various flavors like cheese, butterscotch, raspberry, carrot, etc. The wedding cakes can be in form of cookies and can be multi-tier. The wedding cake has to gel with the venue arrangements, theme of the wedding, bridal dress, flower decoration, etc. The icing and cake toppers are two important elements in decoration of wedding cake. The icing makes the cake look elegant and unique.

After choosing the right wedding cake, it becomes utmost important to choose the best wedding cake icing that makes your cake look and taste delicious. The recipe has to be just right as 'icing on the cake' is the ultimate factor. There are different icing recipes for different wedding cakes. But, to choose the right one for your wedding cake makes the difference. Orange icing tastes the best on white wedding cakes with lemon filling. Caramel and chocolate icing go with almost all the cakes. Cheese icing and filling tastes the best on carrot cakes.

Icing should be tastier as well as serve the purpose of decorating cakes in the best way. The most common icing or frosting recipe is the butter cream frosting. There is a common point of view that the best icings are those with loads of butter, but it is not always feasible as one may not have the proper cooling facilities to store their cakes. In such cases, usage of other ingredients which go into the wedding cake icing recipe becomes essential. The best brands of shortenings and confectioners' sugar must be used to get the best icing results.

The wedding cake icing recipes should be carefully chosen as the icing can either make or break the cake. A perfect wedding cake without perfect icing is just not worth it. The best icing is one which can be used easily to make laces, patterns, or any design for that matter. Border art work of cakes is also very crucial for the perfect finishing touch.

Let's take a look at other wedding cake icing recipes:

Recipe A:

Cream Cheese icing with orange tinge

Ingredients used in the icing are:

  • 4 sticks of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 4 packs of softened cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 16 cups of confectioner's sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange rind

Method used to prepare icing is:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and cream cheese until it becomes soft and creamy
  • Add milk and sugar to the butter mixture. Beat the mixture with a beater to make it fluffy
  • In the end, add orange juice and orange rind to the creamy mixture and mix well
  • Use the icing on the cooled down cake

Recipe B:

Chocolate Butter cream Icing

Ingredients used in the icing are:

  • 1 cup of Vegetable shortening
  • Half cup of melted unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 8 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons of milk

Method used to prepare icing is:

  • Mix shortening and butter in a big bowl until a creamy mixture are formed.
  • Add vanilla and chocolate to this mixture and beat it with an electric blender.
  • Slowly add sugar, cup by cup and continue mixing with the blender.
  • The mixture looks dried after adding the entire sugar. Then add milk to the mixture.
  • Beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • Icing is ready to be applied on the cake.