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What type of icing is best for cakes?

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The best type of icing used for cakes depends largely on the desired outcome. Fondant icing is easier to manipulate, holds shapes better and tends to be better for decorating, while butter cream is sweeter and often regarded as the tastier option.

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What type of icing is best for cakes?
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Butter cream icing is good for making flowers, borders, lettering and piping. It has a creamy and sweet taste. Rolled fondant icing has more a of a dough-like consistency and a slightly more bland flavor. This type of icing holds very well and is less likely to melt.

Store-bought icing tends to yield brighter and more fade-resistant color. Is it also not possible to create a true black with homemade icing, but black store-bought icing is available.

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