We use this basic icing recipe on nearly all our cakes, biscuits and slices. It is extremely versatile and easy to remember.  Just think of the number 2 – as in 200g icing sugar, 20g butter and 2 tbsp liquid – see the number 2, that’s easy, right!

  • If you want to make chocolate icing, leave out 20g icing sugar and replace with 20g cacao (see the number 2 comes up again, lol).
  • If you want lemon or orange icing – use 2 tbsp lemon or orange juice instead of water.

Basically, you can adjust this recipe to suit your own taste or needs.

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  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 tbsp. milk


Thermal Cooking Method

  1. Place everything into your thermie jug and blitz 10 secs/speed 4 or blitz in blender for 10 secs/medium speed. Scrape and repeat if needed.

Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and hand beat until well combined.


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