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Bride's Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe and Lady Baltimore Cake

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Lovely frosting on a bride's wedding cake

Lovely frosting on a bride's wedding cake

Bride's Wedding Cake Frosting

This is a great-tasting frosting/icing. It makes enough for three-layer cakes, and it works great on any cake you want to put it on.

This is a two-part recipe. One part is my snowy white frosting. The other part is confectioner sugar frosting. You'll find my snowy white frosting in one of my articles. It's good all by itself. This recipe will show you in detail how to cook the second part of this recipe.

Items You Will Need:

  • Mixer
  • Two Large Mixer Bowls
  • One Saucepan
  • Candy Thermometer

Mixing the Sugar and Crisco


  • 2 lbs. confectioner sugar
  • 1 ½ lb. Crisco
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Mix sugar in Crisco by using two knives. After mixing with knives, mix with the mixer until fluffy.

Making the Snowy White Frosting


  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp of cream of tartar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • Crisco mixture from above


  1. Mix 4 egg whites and ¼ tsp of cream of tartar in a mixer bowl until stiff.
  2. In a saucepan, mix 2 cups sugar, ¾ cups water, and 1 tbsp. vinegar.
  3. Cook until it forms a thread about 230° F to 235° F on candy thermometer.
  4. Pour hot mixture over egg white in the mixer and beat until stiff peaks form. Let cool for a short time then add Crisco mixture and beat until fluffy.

Makes enough for three cakes. Can be frozen in three separate containers. The frosting is a white frosting; very pretty.

Bride's Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe and Lady Baltimore Cake

Bride's Wedding Cake Frosting Recipe and Lady Baltimore Cake

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

35 min

20 min

55 min

Enough for 3 Cakes

Where's the Cake?

You have to have a cake if you have a frosting, so here's one my mom used to make from her old war cookbook, The Victory Cook Book: Wartime Edition.

Lady Baltimore Cake Recipe


  • 3/4 cup of butter or shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites


  1. Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt, together three times.
  3. Combine milk, water, and vanilla.
  4. Add small amounts of flour to creamed mixture, alternately with milk mixture, beating until smooth after each addition.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into mixture.
  6. Pour into three cake pans sprayed with Pam. In the cookbook, it says to line cake pans with waxed paper.
  7. Bake in moderate oven (350° F) for 25 minutes. Makes three 9-inch layers.

Filling for the Lady Baltimore Cake


  • 1/2 cup chopped figs
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup chopped nut meats


Once the snowy white frosting is done, divide it in half. Add the fruit and nuts to one portion and spread between layers of the cake. Frost top and sides with remaining plain frosting.

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© 2011 moonlake


moonlake (author) from America on May 29, 2018:

Catharvey, No I don’t think it would be it a pretty soft frosting.

CATHARVEY1986@YAHOO.COM on May 28, 2018:

Would this frosting be good for decorating? I am trying to find a frosting that taste good and is also a good decorative frosting. I don't want to use the traditional crisco,butter and powder sugar.

moonlake (author) from America on October 08, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you I appreciate that. The frosting is really nice and works great when frozen and take out later.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 06, 2013:

I came back to pin this excellent hub to my 'Weddings' board. There are several delicious recipes here and I'm going to share this again with my followers in case someone hasn't added these recipes to their collection yet. They all look so beautiful too!

moonlake (author) from America on June 11, 2013:

Indian Chef, Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on June 11, 2013:

Moon lake cake looks yummy. Voting it up and awesome

moonlake (author) from America on April 16, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, The frosting is good. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 15, 2013:

Yummy! These cakes look gorgeous and the frosting sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

moonlake (author) from America on March 18, 2013:

beingwell, Thank so glad you stopped by.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 18, 2013:

Excellent hub! I love cakes!

moonlake (author) from America on January 30, 2013:

Faith A Mullen, Thanks so much for stopping by. I have not made it but I am going to try I have to see how it turns out. Thanks for the vote.

Faith A Mullen on January 30, 2013:

This looks delicious. I have never tried Lady Baltimore Cake, but would love to give it a taste. Thanks for posting. Voted up!

moonlake (author) from America on January 28, 2013:

L.L. Woodard, My friend and I got together and made two patches of the frosting so we put them in our freezer and use when needed. Thanks so much for the vote and share. I appreciate it.

L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on January 27, 2013:

The frosting is indeed white...I like the look of it. The Lady Baltimore cake, especially the frosting with figs and nuts sounds luscious. I'm happy to vote this up and Share all-around.

moonlake (author) from America on January 20, 2013:

Au fait, They are good I like it that they can be froze. Thanks so much for stopping by and for vote and sharing.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 20, 2013:

These recipes look so yummy! And so pretty! Voted up, useful, and beautiful, and will share!

moonlake (author) from America on April 20, 2012:

Levertis Steele, I hope you try, it's good. Thanks so much for stopping by my hubs and leaving comments.

Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on April 20, 2012:

Yummy! I must try the Lady Baltimore cake. Thanks!

moonlake (author) from America on April 15, 2012:

vespawoolf, It's a good recipe. It's kind of sounds hard put it really isn't it does take large bowls you really have a big batch when you get done.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 15, 2012:

I've always wondered how wedding cake frosting was made. I love wedding cakes and plan to prepare one for an anniversary party, so I'll give this recipe a try. Thank you!

moonlake (author) from America on December 07, 2011:

Gypsy Rose Lee,

Thanks for visiting my hub. It's good you will like it. Rich very rich.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 07, 2011:

Sounds good and looks good. Will have to try it.

moonlake (author) from America on December 06, 2011:


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is a good frosting we just had some tonight on a cake I baked.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on December 06, 2011:

I'll keep this in mind for next June. I have always preferred fondant for wedding cake since Jamaica's traditional wedding cakes are usually fruit cakes, a bit heavy but not sure if I.m going traditional or contemporary.

moonlake (author) from America on December 06, 2011:


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

moonlake (author) from America on December 06, 2011:


Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you liked the hub.

EDWARD on December 06, 2011:

Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Great hub.

Derdriu on December 06, 2011:

Moonlake: What an attractive, clear, helpful discussion of what it takes to make the frosting which graces the typical bride's wedding cake! Your including the delicious Lady Baltimore cake is much appreciated.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,


moonlake (author) from America on December 06, 2011:


I'm from Arkansas and the profile picture is of a cotton field reminds me of home.

This is a very good frosting it makes so much it's a little harder to work with but in the end you have extra for later.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the vote.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on December 06, 2011:

Hi, moonlake, I went back to your profile page to take a better look at the barn, etc. That looks like my kind of place!

Love this recipe. I'm always looking for better ways to make frosting! I was in the kitchen till 2AM making a cookie house. I use Merangue powder for the frosing cause it serves as glue: gets really hard. If I ever finish it, I'll write a Hub.

Regards, Mary BTW: I voted this Hub UP, etc.