Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Icing on the Cake

Hi everyone! It's been a while, huh? Not much has been happening as far as remodeling around here, but that should be changing soon I hope. We won't be able to finish the wood floor in our bedroom. I have found a laminate floor that I like, and we may be using that instead.

I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe that I came across last week. If you are like me and don't particularly care for store-bought cake icing, you might like to try this. It is not too sweet and has a whipped cream consistency and flavor.

1 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Mix water and cornstarch and heat on medium, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until mixture thickens. Set aside and let mixture reach room temperature.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup of sugar

In a mixer, beat butter until creamy then add the sugar. Gradually add the cooled cornstarch and water mixture and continue beating until light and fluffy.

I think this icing would be good on any flavor of cake, but my favorite is red velvet so that's what I made. I hope if you try it you like it as much as I do!