How To Make Lemon Frosting
Add some freshness to your cakes and cupcakes. This lemon frosting is a good idea.
Hi, my name's Harpreet. I'm from a company called Crumbs Couture Cupcakes in London. Today, I'll be showing you various techniques and recipes to help you decorate cupcakes.
For more information, visit our website at cupcakeslondon dot com. I'm now going to show you how to make lemon frosting. Take some butter.
It's best if your butter is at room temperature so that it can be incorporated well. Pop your butter into the mixing bowl and give it a quick whirl on high speed. When that's been mixed slightly, open your pouring shoots and pour in some icing sugar.
It's best to pour half of the icing sugar in, shut the flat and mix again. When that's been mixed in, open the shoot again, pour in the remaining icing sugar, shut it flat and give it another go. As the sugar incorporates more and more, it's best to increase the speed.
Pop in some milk. It's best to put in about 50 millilitres and then start your blender again. It's a good idea to open the blender and make sure that you've got all of the ingredients in the middle of the mixing bowl to make sure that it will mix as well.
So, just take a wooden spoon or spatula, give your bowl a knock, wipe off the excess and start the blender. Let it all incorporate well. Take a zester, I mean this is basically a cheese grater but it can be used to zest the peel of a lemon.
Now that you've got a nice amount of lemon zest in your bowl, there's always a little bit of zest on the bottom of the zester so just take that off and here you have the lemon zest in the bottom of your bowl. Pop that down and actually cut the lemon in half, take any pits out as you don't want those in your frosting, and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice into the bowl as well, and that's a combination of lemon zest and lemon juice. Then take some of your butter cream and put that in the bowl and just give it a good mix.
You can see that the butter cream's actually picking up the lemon, the yellow colour of the lemon zest and the lemon juice. That smells really lovely and fresh and this frosting would be great to use on lemon cake or even on plain vanilla cake. Just give it a bit of a zing.
Once that's all been mixed in, you'll see that you can't actually see the lemon zest and such but you'll definitely pick up the flavour of all the lemon zest and the lemon juice. So continue to mix that. It's all now been worked in and that's how you make lemon flavoured frosting. .