Frosting & Icing 101

Vanilla buttercream, chocolate ganache, marshmallow creme ? when it comes to frosting, we've got you (and your dessert) covered.

Part of: Comfort Food: Baking and Desserts

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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

"This has the perfect texture and sweetness. I'm so happy my search for a good frosting recipe is over."

-becca316

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Chocolate Icing

"This is the BEST chocolate frosting hands down. It's light, fluffy and so easy to make! I really loved it!"

-Barbi Brown

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Royal Icing

"I loved this recipe! The texture was perfect and light, and the taste was very delicate. The icing set nicely and allowed plenty of time for decorating."

-Santi Kogerman

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Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

"I wish I could give this recipe more than five stars! It was fabulous! I found that it tasted like the inside of a buckeye."

-MissyMuffin

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Heavenly Chocolate Ganache

"This is good on top of everything! We use it to top cheesecakes, chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows, and melt it down to make fondue. My daughter eats spoonfuls right out of the container."

-Nunzio's Daughter

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Basic Vanilla Frosting

"This frosting was simply superb. It was very easy, quick and tasty. The second time I made it, I added one more tablespoon of milk to thin it out, and it came out like a glaze. Yum!"

-rn62

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Gluten-Free Whipped Cream Frosting

"This gluten-free whipped cream frosting is fun to make and so easy that the children can practically do it by themselves."

-Elana's Pantry

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Fluffy Meringue Frosting

"This is one of my favorite frostings. I've used it for years, and it has never failed me. It's very easy to make and is fantastic with chocolate cake."

-LoriLee in TX

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

"This is the best chocolate frosting recipe EVER. It's super simple and tastes professional! If you want it super fluffy, add some whip cream. It's delicious!"

-nehow_kiylan

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Browned Butter Frosting

"This was delish! If it weren't so rich, I'd eat the pan of it myself. It was super easy to make and tasted fabulous on pound cake."

-**Tinkerbell**

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Cream Cheese Frosting

"As frosting goes, this is PERFECT. It's got all the flavor you could want, and it's super easy to whip up. This is now my go-to recipe for cream cheese frosting."

-Maelea

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Absolutely Sugar-Free Frosting

"Finally, a sugar-free frosting worth eating! I got lots of compliments on this recipe. Now, if only I could find something worth frosting with this delicious icing."

-Carrot Stix

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Lemon Buttercream Frosting

"Wow! This was so good! We ALL loved it. It was very lemony, tart and sweet. I dare someone to come up with a better lemon frosting."

-emmazoemom

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Easy Milk Chocolate Frosting for Brownies

"This was a very good frosting. It wasn't too sweet and wasn't too bitter. I will definitely use it again."

-KayKayPuff

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Frosting for Sugar Cookies

"This icing was easy to make, easy to modify and easy to eat! It was tasty and fast, too. I've never had cookie icing turn out so well."

-iglowforyou

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No-Cook 7-Minute Frosting

"I could shove my face in the bowl and eat all of this icing before I frost my cake! It is so simple to make. I would easily give this 10 stars if I could."

-Ashley S.

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German Chocolate

Thick, rich and full of coconut, this frosting is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The pecans add a bit of crunch and a nice flavor.

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Rolled Fondant

"I love this recipe. I will use it for all my fondant decorations. It is quite simple to put together. The colors blend perfectly."

-Sleeplessinmiami

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Marshmallow Creme Frosting

"This is a fantastic frosting that's light, sweet and easy to make! I loved the combination of vanilla and almond extracts."

-LonghornMama

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No-Refrigeration Icing

"This is the best frosting that I have ever made hands down. It has great texture and spreads very smoothly. I will be using this recipe from now on."

-Troy38

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