The reason I didn't give this five stars is not because of the taste, they were really great once I got it right! I tried it five times! I made a recipe very similar to this one, only with a pound of confectioner's sugar and a tablespoon of butter at the end, rather than just one and a half cups of the powdered sugar. Here are my tips: if your icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, and if it is too thick, add as much hot water as you need. I had to constantly water it as it thickened up very quickly. I used a piping bag to pour over the sides of the cake just to make sure they were covered before using a medium-sized spoon to pour icing over the top and get a nice, smooth surface. I was only happy with the way it covered the cake the last time I made it, it was not too thin and not too thick from the beginning, though I still had to add water from time to time. Maybe it had something to do with me doubling the recipe since I only did it that last time? I had enough to cover about thirty 2x2 petit fours, which is a great size, especially if they are layered. In any case, these were beautiful and got AMAZING reviews from the people at the wedding shower that I made them for. If you’re looking for an idea, I used Betty Crocker French Vanilla and Golden Vanilla cakes doctored with about a teaspoon of almond flavoring apiece. I also filled the middle with a buttercream icing that I had folded cherry preserves (run through the blender) into, as the shower was cherry-themed.
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The reason I didn't give this five stars is not because of the taste, they were really great...