How to Make Lemon Frosting from Scratch
Frosting or icing is a creamy, sweet substance used mainly to decorate cakes and cupcakes; occasionally it is used as a filling for baked goods. Frosting is usually very light, which allows you to shape it however you want with a pastry bag with different types of piping nozzles or a spatula.
You can make frosting in any flavor you like, such as chocolate or strawberry, but in this oneHOWTO article we will show you how to make lemon frosting from scratch. Don't worry - making lemon frosting is simple and quick!
To start preparing your lemon frosting from scratch, beat the butter well. It is important that the butter be at room temperature to make it easier to work with. We recommend that you take the butter out of the refrigerator a few minutes before you start making the lemon frosting.
Later, add the lemon juice and continue beating. You can use a blender or mix it by hand with a spoon or spatula to prepare the lemon frosting for cakes or cupcakes.
When the lemon and the butter are well mixed, start gradually adding the powdered sugar. It is best to sift the powdered sugar before adding it to make it thinner and mix faster. You'll see the lemon frosting slowly starting to take shape.
If you don't have powdered sugar at home, here you can learn all about making homemade icing sugar with regular sugar.
Then, add a little lemon zest for added flavor and keep mixing. When mixed, add the milk or cream. Both products can be used to make lemon frosting, so use the one you like better or the one you have on hand.
The homemade lemon frosting should now have a very white color with a vague hind of yellow. If you want to, you can add half a teaspoon of yellow liquid colorant to give more color to your frosting and get the bright yellow you expect from bought lemon cakes. We recommend using liquid dye because it mixes better than cream dye.
And there you have your homemade lemon frosting from scratch, ready to decorate your cupcakes or cakes! As you see, it is a very simple and quick recipe to make your cakes delicious.
To give the frosting a little more consistency, we advise you to pop it in the fridge for a while before decorating your cupcakes or cakes. To make them more original, you can make fondant flowers or decorate with fruits such as raspberries.
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