Fillings & Frostings
Sometimes the best parts of a dessert are the frosting and filling. And here we’ve gathered all our frosting, icing, glaze, sauce, and filling recipes! From basic homemade cake frosting, or a classic royal icing, including a seven-minute frosting recipe.
How to Fill and Frost a Perfect Cake Like a Pro
Celebrations deserve beautifully decorated cakes. But instead of even layers with a smooth frosting finish, do your cakes end up lopsided with uneven layers? Follow Thomas Joseph's essential techniques that are guaranteed to have you decorating your next cake like a pro!AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Werewolf PawsYou know what comes out when there's a full moon, don't you? Yup: incredibly frightening (read: delicious and chocolaty) "werewolf paws." If you use store-bought frosting and madeleines, you can whip these up in just 30 minutes.
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Vanilla Cream FillingThis decadent vanilla cream makes the perfect filling for Cream-Filled Chocolate Sandwiches.
Cream FillingIf making both Pink Heart Sandwich Cookies and the Chocolate Heart Sandwich Cookies, just double this recipe.
Jacques Torres's Shiny Chocolate GlazeGelatin is the key to a glistening chocolate glaze that stays put on your cake. Jacques Torres prepared this recipe with Martha on Episode 501 of "Martha Bakes."
Creme Fraiche Filling for Flag Berry Tart
Easy Cream Cheese Frosting for Carrot Cake
DIY Dulce de LecheIt's astonishing that such a luxuriously smooth, rich, sweet concoction as dulce de leche can be made from just one ingredient.
Seven-Minute FrostingTo check if the sugar has dissolved, rub a bit of it between your fingers; you should not feel any grittiness.
Chocolate Frosting for Chocolate-Raspberry CakeCream cheese and creme fraiche give this chocolate frosting its nuanced flavor.
Ricotta-Mascarpone Crepe Filling
Tangy Chocolate Frosting
Pastry Cream (Crema Pasticcera)Recipe
Royal IcingThe consistency may be thinned by adding a little water if necessary. Thicker icing may be used to outline cookies, and thinner icing may be used to "flood" or fill inside the outline. For the Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies, two to three drops of gel food coloring can be added after the mixture is smooth.Recipe
Whipped GanacheUse this recipe when making our Luscious Chocolate Cake.Recipe
Swiss Meringue Buttercream with VariationsThis ultra-smooth buttercream is our go-to frosting, especially for piped designs.Recipe
Royal Icing for Iced Sugar Cookies with Lemon ZestUse this recipe to decorate our Iced Sugar Cookies.Recipe
Pastry Cream for Chestnut Chocolate Layer CakeRecipe
Chocolate Ganache for Chestnut Chocolate Layer CakeRecipe
Chocolate Glaze for Handwritten Valentine CupcakesUse this recipe to decorate Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes.Recipe
Coffee ButtercreamThis luxurious frosting tops the incredible Mocha Dacquoise Cake that Martha made on episode 612 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Swiss Meringue for Lemon, Blackberry, and Meringue ParfaitUse this recipe to make our Lemon, Blackberry, and Meringue Parfait.Recipe
Lemon Poppyseed GlazeShortbread is rarely iced, but the holidays are reason enough to dress them up with glaze. Use this glaze with our Lemon Poppyseed Glazed Balls.Recipe
Chocolate Glaze for Shortbread FingersUse this chocolate glaze with our Chocolate-Glazed Fingers. Chocolate glaze is also delicious poured over a big bowl of ice cream.Recipe
Frangipane FillingFrangipane, an almond-flavored filling, was named after the 16th-century Marquis Muzio Frangipani, who invented a bitter-almond scent for perfuming gloves. Parisian pastry chefs were so enthusiastic, they created their own edible version.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Prune-Armagnac FillingThis is a rich and decadent filling for our Gianduja Roulade.Recipe
Chocolate Glaze for Gianduja RouladeThis glaze is the crowning touch on our Gianduja Roulade.Recipe
Honey-Cream-Cheese FrostingUse this recipe when making our Honey Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting.