Dairy free lemon icing

(7 Posts)
WittgensteinsBunny Thu 24-Mar-16 11:34:03

I know this sounds really obvious. Make icing with icing sugar & lemon juice / water. But how do I make this look pretty. I'm used to piping butter cream on to cupcakes. I'm not keen on the splodge and smooth iced technique. Any tips / alternatives?

Seeline Thu 24-Mar-16 11:45:51

The special 'fondant icing' sugar is easier to use. Make it up quite thick too, then it sort of self-levels.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Thu 24-Mar-16 11:52:31

Use a dairy free spread like Pure to make a buttercream?

myhousetoday Thu 24-Mar-16 11:55:19

Can you make up royal icing (from a packet) but use lemon juice and possibly a bit of zest? That's definitely suitable for piping.

I was also thinking about the dairy-free spread option like MidnightVelvetthe5th

magicstar1 Thu 24-Mar-16 12:15:17

You could make a seven-minute frosting. It's like meringue and would be lovely with lemon. Here's a recipe: www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-seven-minute-frosting

iwannadancewithsomebody Thu 31-Mar-16 07:37:06

You can buy this www.bettycrocker.com/products/frosting/richandcreamylemonfrosting#!

uglyflowers Mon 25-Apr-16 12:36:52

Trex makes much better butter icing than pure.

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