Wedding Cake Frosting Recipes

Looking for wedding cake frosting recipes for your cake? A wedding cake is incomplete without the right frosting. A wedding cake plays an important role in the entire ceremony. The newly wed couple and a beautiful, unique and elegant wedding cake, both are center of attraction for all the guests.

A wedding cake is a symbol of the love, care and trust that the couple shares. It stands for purity and fertility of the bride.


A wedding cake is designed according to the taste and choice of the couple. The wedding cake is available in different flavors, shapes and sizes. The wedding cake is decorated with cake toppers like monograms, military, etc. and frosting of various flavors.

A frosting is used to cover and decorate baked items like cakes and cookies. Frosting is also called icing. Frosting is made from sugar and other ingredients like butter, cheese cream, water, milk egg whites, etc. A lot of flavors like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, etc. are used to give flavor and color to the frosting.

There are various recipes for preparing frosting. The frosting can be used in shapes like flowers, mounts, etc. by using pastry bags. A wedding cake can be decorated with the help of flavored frosting.

Let’s take a look at wedding cake frosting recipes:

Recipe of White Frosting:

Ingredients used in the frosting recipe are:

  • 2 cups of butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of shortening
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 16 cups of confectioner’s sugar

Procedure to prepare frosting is as follows:

  • In a large bowl, mix butter and shortening. Mix it until it becomes creamy.
  • Slowly add sugar cup by cup, followed by milk and vanilla extract to the creamy mixture
  • Blend the mixture in an electric blender until it becomes fluffy
  • White frosting is ready to decorate wedding cake.

Recipe of White Chocolate Mocha frosting:

Ingredients used in the frosting recipe are:

  • 4 packs of white chocolate
  • 10 teaspoons of coffee granules
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 6 cups of confectioner’s sugar

Procedure to prepare frosting:

  • In a small bowl dissolve coffee in milk.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and milk chocolate. Beat it till the mixture becomes creamy and smooth. Add vanilla extract now
  • Gradually add a cup of sugar, followed by coffee mixture to the creamy mixture in the large bowl. Repeat this until all the sugar is blended into the mixture.
  • Beat the mixture well and the frosting is ready.

Recipe for cream cheese icing-

Ingredients- for 5-6 cups of icing:

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 packs of cream cheese
  • 8 cups of sifted confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


Mix the butter and cream cheese together in a bowl until it becomes smooth. Add the milk. Add one cup of sugar at a time and stir it well. Beat this mixture for more than a minute. You can use this to layer the cake and a thick paste of this mixture for piping designs on the cake border.

Fluffy Boiled Icing-

This is very good for cakes with fluffy peaks, writing on the cake, layering or creating smooth borders.

Ingredients for about 8 cups of icing-

  • half cup cold water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • half cup normal temperature water
  • half cup corn syrup


Take the meringue powder and cold water in a bowl and beat it vigorously for about 4 minutes until it becomes stiff. Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in a bowl and heat it to boiling. Let it cool for a couple of minutes. Add this syrup to the meringue mixture. Beat it well until it becomes glossy and stiff.

Apart from these you could try many different unconventional flavors, colors and designs for your wedding cake. You could have a carrot cake which is gaining popularity nowadays.

You could have an orange cheesecake, lemon tart cake or other flavors of cheese cake. You could have other flavors like apricot, fresh vanilla or white chocolate in buttercream for the frosting.

There are so many flavors and patterns of wedding cakes available nowadays that choosing a cake can sometimes become difficult. However, the advantage is that you can opt for mixed flavors of cake with a combination of your favorite colors in it. Mixed flavors are quite common nowadays unlike before when one cake only had a single flavor.

If you have a three tier cake, you could opt for a different flavor for the middle layer and one flavor for the first and last layers. The frosting also depends upon the flavors you choose and if you like a fondant or fresh buttercream icing.

Anytime, fresh buttercream is delicious, luscious and preferred by most couples. However, you do not keep the fresh cream cake outside for a long time before you cut it. This applies especially if you are getting married in summer.

We hope you enjoyed these wedding cake frosting recipes!