Meringue Frosting is made by whipping egg whites and sugar together to create a light and fluffy frosting. The meringue frosting is used to frost cakes and cupcakes but is also used as a piping to decorate desserts. A pastry bag is used with a star, fluted, or plain nozzle to create rosettes, strips of piping, nests, and other decorative designs on cakes, cupcakes, and many other types of desserts. Meringue frosting can also be added to pies and tarts and then cooked in a hot oven for a short period of time to give it a browned, crisp outer surface with a soft fluffy inside.
Ganache Frosting is a type of frosting that does not require any additional decorating unless desired. It provides an elegant finish to the cake on its own. It is typically used as a glaze, which is poured over a single layer chocolate cake, providing a shiny, delightfully rich looking cake. If desired, you can add an additional decorative touch by drizzling with chocolate, adding chocolate curls, topping with strawberries or raspberries or whatever you feel is appropriate for the occasion.
White asparagus is sweeter and milder than green asparagus. White asparagus is popular in Europe; in the U.S., it's a more of a specialty item. Look for it at farmer's markets or the produce section of gourmet grocery stores.
When it comes to cake decorating many of us just scoop the frosting on the cake and spread it around the best we can. Sometimes the cake doesn't turn out too bad and other time it can be a struggle to end up with a frosted cake that is presentable.
To begin this simple frosting design, apply the top coat of frosting and smooth it on the top and sides. A frosting such as a buttercream frosting should be used with this circled ridges frosting design so that it holds the details of the design when decorating cakes or other desserts.