That is right, we are back again talking about more styles of frosting. In case you cannot tell, we are huge fans of frosting here at European Bakery & Café. After all, frosting is an essential part of a good cake. It doesn’t just impart the cake with flavor, but it also enhances the cakes consistency and appearance. Quality frosting can turn an average cake into an amazing cake. While bad frosting can absolutely ruin a cake. Today, we are going to learn even more styles of frosting!
Whipped Cream Frosting
Who isn’t a fan of whipped cream? It tastes light, fresh, and oh-so flavorful. Take a guess what you use as a base when making whipped cream frosting? That is right, heavy cream! And what do you do first? You whip it! This causes air to be incorporated into the cream making it light and fluffy. It is also important to add sugar and something flavorful like vanilla extract. This type of frosting is ideal for cupcakes.
While whipped cream frosting is light and fluffy, glaze is thin and icy. One of the best parts about glaze is that it is a great vehicle for other flavors. Flavors like orange, lemon, or mint really stand out when incorporated in a glaze. When you are applying a glaze, you typically drizzle it over the confection of your desire. Typically, you will see glazes used on coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, and even donuts!
Royal icing is probably the least well known of the frostings we have discussed here today. Because of how stiff and sticky it is when it hardens, some people refer to edible glue! Royal icing is also very, very sweet. It is typically used on cookies and gingerbread houses.