Preparation info
  • Makes enough to cover


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cupcakes for Kids

By Rosie Anness and Cortina Butler

Published 2014

  • About

This is the simplest icing of all, just icing (confectioners’) sugar mixed with water or juice. It can be coloured with food colouring. It cannot be piped, except for simple lines with a fine round piping nozzle, and has a more translucent finish than royal icing, but it is very quick and delicious, and easy for children to make.


  • 150 g/5 oz/ cups icing (confectioners’) sugar, sifted
  • 30-40


Mix the icing (confectioners’) sugar with water or lemon juice just 5 ml/1 tsp at a time until thin enough to spread on the cupcake. Be cautious as the icing starts to reach the right consistency. If you