Have you ever read the ingredients list on a can of store-bought icing? It’s not pretty, nor is it pronounceable. Store-bought icing is full of hydrogenated oils, chemicals, and colourings. Take a look at the ingredients list on the right. It’s about as unhealthy as it gets. So, what to do?

Homemade icing is simple and easy!

Betty Crocker® Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Sugar, Palm Oil, High Maltose Corn Syrup, Water, Corn Starch, Canola Oil. Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Distilled Monoglycerides, Color (yellows 5 & 6 and other color added), Polysorbate 60, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid. Freshness Preserved by Potassium Sorbate.

Butter Icing

Ingredients

2 cups Butter (room temperature)
½ cup Honey (or to taste)
Choice of flavouring.

Flavour Options

You can create any flavour you like with this icing. Try any of these options:

  • Cinnamon (goes well with chocolate cake)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Cherry Concentrate (makes beautiful pink icing)

Instructions

  1. Ensure the ingredients are at room temperature. (Or your icing will be lumpy!)
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the ingedients until smooth.

Chocolate Butter Icing

Ingredients

2 cups Butter (room temperature)
1 cup Honey (or to taste)
1 cup raw cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Ensure the ingredients are at room temperature. (Or your icing will be lumpy!)
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the ingedients until smooth.

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

1 cup Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 cup Butter (room temperature)
½ cup Honey (or to taste)
2 tsp Cinnamon (dry ground)

Instructions

  1. Ensure the ingredients are at room temperature. (Or your icing will be lumpy!)
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the ingedients until smooth.

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