Butter Icing Recipe at MyDish

Butter Icing

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  • This is SO easy to make. Sift icing sugar and add butter and milk and essence and blend - see I told you it was easy
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    • Actually it depends if you want to put the icing in the middle - I tend to use double but it is a good base recipe because you can just adjust the quantities to suit your tastes but keep the ratios the same - good luck x

      by carol savage on Tue Jan 17 2012   reply to this comment

    • I'm guessing this makes enough icing for a 7 inch cake?

      by CutleryDrawer on Tue Jan 17 2012   reply to this comment

    • Do you melt the butter before putting it in?

      by Susan R on Thu Mar 3 2011   reply to this comment

    • its so lovely.. best i've tryed so far!

      by sam100 on Mon Oct 25 2010   reply to this comment

    • Glad you liked it!!!

      by carol savage on Mon Sep 14 2009   reply to this comment

    • Tried this twice now, very quick and easy. The milk really makes a difference. Thanks.

      by julie rennie on Mon Sep 14 2009   reply to this comment

    • I iced my husbands birthday cake with this - (Myrna's birthday cake recipe) and it was a real success - but I only had to use one and a bit tablespoons of milk to get the right consistency. Really tasty!!!!!!

      by Nat Liebs on Mon Apr 27 2009   reply to this comment

    • Hi Fayezee

      I'm glad you liked it - check out my mums hot buttter milk sponge http://www.mydish.co.uk/recipe/61
      you can put chocolate powder in the sponge too!

      by carol savage on Mon Jan 5 2009   reply to this comment

    • This was great, i substituted 30g of the sugar and added cocoa powder to make it chocolate, it wass yummy!!

      by Fayezee on Wed Dec 31 2008   reply to this comment


    • 8oz Icing Sugar
    • 3oz Butter
    • 2 tblsp Milk
    • few drops Vanilla essence

    By Views 11291  Added Tue Oct 2 2007

    This is what I use for all my kids birthday cakes and fairy cakes


    I think the best bit for my boys is when we make it rather than when we serve it!!! Read More