Icing, also known as frosting, is a sweet, creamy mixture that is used to decorate and enhance the flavor of cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. There are many different types of icing, such as buttercream, fondant, royal icing, and cream cheese icing, each with their own unique properties and uses.

The history of baking cakes dates back to ancient civilizations, where cakes were made from a combination of grains, honey, and fruits. In ancient Egypt, cakes were made from barley and wheat and were often used in religious ceremonies. In ancient Greece, cakes were made from wheat, barley, and honey and were often served at weddings and other celebrations. During the Middle Ages, cakes were often made from a mixture of barley, oats, and rye, and were often sweetened with honey. 

The introduction of sugar in the 16th century led to the development of sweeter cakes, and the invention of baking powder and baking soda in the 19th century made it possible to make lighter and fluffier cakes. The 20th century saw the development of many new cake recipes and decorating techniques.  

Buttercream icing is a classic and versatile icing made from butter, sugar, and milk or cream. It can be flavored with vanilla, chocolate, or other extracts, and can be colored to match the occasion.

Fondant icing is a smooth, pliable icing that is often used to create a smooth surface on cakes, and can be shaped into various decorations. It is made from sugar, corn syrup, and glycerin, and can be flavored and colored.

Royal icing is a hard, glossy icing that dries quickly and is often used for intricate decorations such as flowers, borders, and lettering. It is made from powdered sugar, egg whites, and lemon juice or vinegar.

Cream cheese icing is a tangy and creamy icing that is often paired with red velvet cake or carrot cake. It is made from cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Icing can be used in a variety of ways, such as spreading it on top of a cake or cupcakes, or using it to pipe decorative borders and designs.

It is important to note that different types of icings have different properties and will react differently with different types of cakes, so the choice of icing should be appropriate to the type of baked goods and the desired final outcome.

With a choice of 86 unique flavors  you can start right away with your trying them out with your favorite recipes. All our flavors are sugar-free, gluten-free, making them a great option for those looking for a healthier alternative. There are also a selection of vegan flavors. 

Customers can rest assured that these extracts do not require refrigeration. You can contact Wadden Systems Inc. at:



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