Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Frosting vs. Icing

Is there any difference between frosting and icing? Are they interchangeable terms? The answer is that they mean the exact same thing. The term "frosting" is used more often in the United States and "icing" is used more often other countries. This is probably because confectioners or powdered sugar is also known as "icing sugar."

The postings for this week will explore the most commonly used frostings/icings: how they are made and for what types of cakes they are best suited. I will include recipes!

  • Ganache

  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • Italian Buttercream

  • French Buttercream

  • Royal Icing

  • Decorator's Buttercream

  • American Buttercream

  • Seven-Minute Icing

  • Cream Cheese Frosting

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