The ideal cake Frosting for your kitchen has four main components. You need eggs, sugar, butter or cooking oil, and any flavors or extracts you plan to add. The process for making your frosting should include steps that make it as fluffy as possible. Some chefs heat up the frosting and in that case, you will require some cooking oil. Take a look at the instructions below for the ideal method to make the frosting.
1. Sugar, Butter, Eggs
You must whip sugar, butter, and eggs together to make the base of your frosting. The frosting might require having an additional ingredient such as sunflower oil if you want some extra flavor. If you intend to heat up the frosting later, it would be a good time to add the cooking oil at this stage. The cooking oil preserves the structure of the frosting and it helps to bind the frosting where the butter is too cold or not included.
2. Whip to Consistency
After mixing the primary ingredients, the whipping or beating process is in order. An electric beater will help you make the correct consistency quickly. Once the mixture looks fluffy and stiff, you can now add your choice of flavors, extracts or colors into the mixing bowl. There are many flavors you can experiment with; from almonds and bananas to chocolate and strawberry. Cake frosting tastes yummy with a fruit flavor too. The extra ingredients you add, the heavier and thicker the frosting will become. This will need more whipping.
If you are preparing to heat the frosting in order to add fruits or fruit flavors in it then you need to have some sunflower oil ready to pour. When the mixture is warm but not hot, you can add the desired flavors and ingredients. The heating frosting is only to be done on few occasion and only if the mixture is too stiff to work with.
Continue whipping or beating the frosting till you know that it can be spread or piped the way you need. The structure and consistency of the having been up to you. Stiff frosting goes well if you need to form specific patterns and shapes. The softer frosting is a preference that works for every baker. If you notice that the mixture is too stiff, adding a little amount of sunflower oil will release hard particles.
The frosting made for all your cakes should be done using those simple ingredients along with a touch of cooking oil or butter. Everything you do to keep your frosting the right consistency will please everyone who eats the cake.