Awful. I had such high hopes for this cake and planned to serve it for Christmas eve dessert. The cake was great, the ganache filling was great. The icing was a bomb. I followed directions explicitly and the result was a grainy, sticky, no-flavor mess. From the photo you would assume that this was a very smooth, fluffy frosting. Not sure what I did wrong or if maybe there was a typo in the recipe but I will surely never make this again as written. Sorry Southern Living! You normally do not disappoint.
ACMDSM Posted: 12/26/09
RebeccaS84 Posted: 12/14/10
Terrible frosting as listed. I made this for a holiday cake contest, and was embarrassed by the frosting. The sugar was far too granulated, and the recipe should have listed powdered sugar instead. Using powdered sugar makes this frosting a good base. You don't have to be limited by orange liqueur either - I made it again using mint liqueur and powdered sugar, and it tasted great.