Monday, March 31, 2008

Vanilla Icing



I'm not generally inspired to make any frosting other than chocolate, but this sublime thrifted saucer did the trick. The bitter dark brown with the white accents, all set on unbeatable aqua? Could only mean a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.

*Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing*

Soften 2/3 c. non-dairy margarine. Add 3 c. powdered sugar (don't need to sift). Add 2 t. vanilla, and 1-2 T. water as needed for desired consistency. Beat with hand-held mixer (because the stand mixer bowl is dirty from baking a cake. But it would work too, I'm sure).

15 comments:

Polly said...

Thank you! If only I'd seen this earlier tonight as I made my (non-dairy) chocolate cupcakes, which I topped with my usual (non-dairy) chocolate icing--but was in the mood for less than double chocolate. I'm eager to try your vanilla icing recipe.

Kelly said...

The cake looks delicious and the plate is gorgeous.

Kelly

michelle said...

It looks delicious! But what about the cake? It looks richer and more chocolate-ly than the average cake.

Mod Girl said...

Oh I love the plate!

Anonymous said...

such a visual treat! perfect combo.

deb meyers

Karen said...

Yum....sounds delicious! I love your plate, too. I just went thrifting/antiquing this week-end and saw TONS of aqua things. I'm also starting to collect this color. I found a pyrex bowl in aqua a few months back, and I know you love using those bowls, too.
Enjoy that cake!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness gracious! That looks divine! I may have to bake today ... and I shouldn't ... but now I have a craving!

And that plate is inspiration for sure.

Anonymous said...

Looks Good Anna! I have a whole set of those dishes plus a bunch of extra saucers. About 25 pieces in all got them for 20 bucks about 10yrs ago at an antique store!! Awesome!

Jane Jasmine said...

Thank you so much! I love your blog, btw. I hope you wouldn't mind too much if I reposted it on mine, giving you due credit of course! Blessings!
-Jane

Katrina said...

I should be so lucky to find such beautiful dishes at a thrift shop!
I'll keep looking.....

Kimberly said...

Perfect! I love that there are others out there as well who coordinate their food with their dishes!

Sarah Jane Meister said...

Wow, that looks yummy. :) I am SO in the mood to make a cake now!

Pam said...

It looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Perfect! Tomorrow I'm making a chocolate b/day cake and needed a frosting to go with it. Plus my birthday boys are staying away from dairy.

Amy said...

*wants bite*

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