When it comes to making the best icing pastries, not all pastry chefs agree on a single set of instructions. For some, you have to melt your butter, for others, the eggs are what matter most. A couple of the most important ingredients that make up your next cake are:
The first ingredient is the dough base. In other words, it is the thing that you roll out and kneads into a flat round. A dough base is needed for both frosting and decorating. There are many types of dough bases available in the market today.
Icing Pastries Making Process
The second is the icing, which you mix in with the dough base. But you need to be careful when you use icing here. In fact, there are many tips that can help you when you are using it. Try mixing it right before you put the icing in the pasty pan, to avoid splattering onto the others. Never use too much icing as it will just spoil the design.
The icing base should be smooth. You may use some lumps of icing or some icing sheets in the baking pans for some icing uses. Keep the icing consistency, light and fluffy or thick and crumbly.
The icing must be thick enough so that it coats the pastry. The first time you try it, you may not get it right. But you can experiment until you get it right.
There are many recipes available for you to make, however, it should use only one cup sugar, and no less than three cups of all-purpose flour. Gluten-free icing is also available, but it will require you to reduce the amount of sugar.
When you are experimenting with different icing styles, try using your own personal taste to achieve your desired icing appearance. Another idea is using dry fruits or nuts to coat the pasty.
After you have finally completed the icing, you will be able to remove the pan from the oven. In the meantime, you may start decorating the cake.
First, you have to line the baking pan with the buttercream. If you have no idea how to do this, it is quite simple. Just fold a sheet of wax paper over the pastry to make a waterproof liner, and bake it on the cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
After that, you can move on to the main theme of the icing. That means the place you want to frost the cake, and you will place the icing on top of the buttercream. Once the buttercream has set, you can simply spread the icing on the edge of the cake.
Make sure you wait until the cake is completely cool before removing the icing. You can then decorate it as you like, by adding various fruits and frosting, or plain chocolate with a peppermint flavor.
These tips are very useful when you are making the icing. Try them and be amazed at the beautiful result you can get with icing.