Traditional Icing


Traditional Icing


3/4 cup icing sugar

1 tablespoon of butter

1-2 tablespoons of hot water

Colouring as you desire

Recipe by: Trudi Nelson
Publication: Fresh in the Kitchen (Sep 2010)
Recipe ID: 100147


I have been using this icing recipe since I was 9 years old. 27 years later, it's still the perfect icing.

Add colour, sparkles, hundreds and thousands or whatever takes your fancy. This icing is also ideal for cute cupcakes and the filling for yoyo biscuits.

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Put your icing sugar and softened butter into a bowl.

Add just enough hot water to make a firm, smooth icing.

Mix it well to get rid of any icing sugar lumps.

Add drops of colouring or a sprinkle of cocoa.

Decorate as you feel - Smarties, silver sugar balls, 100s and 1000s, chocolate flakes etc.



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