Great for any cake or cupcake, easy to pipe, can also be used on biscuits. I recommend this icing if you have to take your cake/s to a party, as plastic wrap will not stick to it and make a mess. This made icing for 24 cupcakes.
You can add a few more drops of food colouring but if you want a really vibrant colour, you should consider using some colour paste as too much liquid food colouring can alter the taste. Once you have tried this recipe, feel free to play around with the colour, and substituting other liquids for the milk. For example, a brown icing could be made with coffee or chocolate milk or chai tea instead of milk, an orange icing could be made with orange juice.
Altered ingredient amounts. I used much less milk for a thicker icing. This recipe made more than enough to cover a 25cm diameter cake (top and sides) with a cupfull leftover. - 10 Nov 2008
Used different ingredients. I made this again, but made it chocolaty by substituting 1/2 cup of the icing sugar with 1/2 cup of cocoa. It turned out great! I used it on the chocolate cupcakes found here: http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/9162/chocolate-birthday-cupcakes.aspx - 26 Oct 2008
Super easy! Super delicious! Sweet and buttery like it should be! Easy to spread and pipe! This will definitely be my regular icing recipe! Easily covered a 22cm round 8cm high cake with some left over. - 29 Jan 2011