Blog: Icing

No sweets recipe is complete without some icing on top! Look no further for Julia’s go-to icing recipes, including her from-scratch royal icing with consistency adjustments.

Julia M. Usher

My Favorite Italian Buttercream

Super creamy and not cloyingly sweet (like its American counterpart), my Italian Buttercream lets flavor shine over sugar, and is the best icing I’ve found for smoothly icing cakes. It’s also my go-to icing whenever I want

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Julia M. Usher

Royal Icing with Consistency Adjustments

Royal icing is hands down my favorite icing for cookie decorating. The egg whites in royal icing make it faster drying than confectioner’s icing, where the liquid content is usually milk or cream, and better for fine detail work, as

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