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Made this as part of a red and yellow graduation theme. I added some meringue powder to make it stiff enough for cupcakes and a little food coloring to fit with the color theme. This frosting was a huge hit.
Beautiful!! Very easy to make and tastes great even without the zest. I didn't have any fresh lemons so used bottled lemon juice. It still turned out awesome. I can imagine how terrific it would be with the zest and fresh juice. It made enough to generously frost an 8 inch Meyer's Lemon Cake from a boxed mix. I will add this to my tried and true file.
Loved this recipe! Very simple to make and really lemony (if thats a word). I did make sure to add the zest from two smaller lemons and 2 1/2 tbsp of the lemon juice from the lemons. I played with the water to get it to the right consistency. Just add a little at a time. I was able to cover 30 lemon poppy seed cupcakes. I did skimp a bit on the last 3 to make it stretch though. If you like a lot of frosting for a two layer cake I would definately double this recipe. Use it quickly cuz the frosting tends to start to form a a light crust if it sits. If it does just add a little bit more water and smooth it out before you apply it on cake.
This was the perfect frosting for a pink lemonade cake mix cake. Just the right amount for a 10x14 sheet cake.
This frosting is so yummy!! :) I've made it twice now, for two different events, and everyone has loved it!! The first time I made a strawberry cake, with this lemon frosting. The second time, I made chocolate & strawberry cupcakes and frosted them with the lemon frosting. My personal favorite is the strawberry cake/cupcakes with the lemon frosting. I did add yellow food coloring because the frosting is white. :) This makes a great summer frosting!! PS. I just used boxed cake mixes...strawberry & chocolate. Enjoy!! ;)
I'm going to double it next time because a little left over in the fridge wouldn't be a bad thing at all.commercial smoke turkey making machine
Yum! I did have to fly by the seat of my pants a bit since I ended up with 3 Tbsp. of lemon juice instead of 2 and didn't want to toss the extra 1. So I just upped the rest of the ingredients as proportionately as I could and it turned out awesome! Using it to top one 9x13 sheet turned into a small 2 layer birthday cake. I'll definitely file this away for future use.
This is the first time I've ever attempted to make my own frosting - pretty simple - the hardest part of sifting the powdered sugar :) Had I actually known what I was doing I probably would have added a little bit more lemon juice or water to get the consistency of the frosting a bit smoother & thinner - but the flavor is phenomenal. Next time I make this frosting I will know to increase the liquid just a tad. Thanks Poppy for posting!
Excellent recipe! This was very lemoney. The only changes I made were to add just a touch more lemon zest and I added two and 1/2 tbs of lemon juice instead of just two. I put this on top of a 9x13 cake. If I were to make a two layer cake I would have to double the recipe for there to be enough to cover the top, sides and middle of the cake. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Wowie wow wow! This recipe is delicious! I piped it on cupcakes and it made enough for 15 well frosted treats. I beat it with the whip attachment for my mixer and it came out light and fluffy. I'm going to double it next time because a little left over in the fridge wouldn't be a bad thing at all!