How to Make Galaxy Frosting

Edit Article Let your desserts blast off into space by spreading some delicious, galaxy-themed frosting over it. This toothsome frosting will spice up any dessert, bringing a galactic and magnificent look to cakes, cupcakes, donuts, or even cookies! Makes: Each recipe makes about 2-4 cups of frosting

Ingredients

Galaxy Cream Cheese Frosting[1]

  • ½ cup (120 ml) butter, softened
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 cups (960 ml) confectioners' sugar
  • Gel food coloring (black, blue, pink, and purple)
  • Edible glitter or disco dust

Galaxy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting[2]

  • 2 cups (480 ml) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 8 cups (64 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) milk
  • Gel food coloring (violet, rose pink, and metallic silver)
  • Edible glitter silver stars

Galaxy Glaze[3]

  • 1 cup (240 ml) icing sugar
  • 1½ - 2 tablespoons (25-30 ml) milk
  • 3 gel food coloring colos
  • Edible glitter

Galaxy Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.Blend well on high speed for about 2-3 minutes using an electric mixer.
  • Add two cups of the confectioners' sugar at a time.Blend for an additional 2-3 minutes on medium high speed. Mix between each stir until the frosting comes out smooth with no confectioners' sugar streaks.
  • Divide the frosting into 4 medium-sized bowls.
  • Add the food coloring gel.Add in 3 drops of dark blue, 2 drops of purple, and 1 drop of pink and light blue. Stir with a clean spoon into each bowl. Mix until the color is bright and vibrant.
  • Sprinkle edible glitter or disco dust to the frosting.Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
  • Scoop the different colored frosting into a frosting pipe.Spoon a tablespoon at a time of each color until no frosting remains and the frosting pipe is full.
    • For easier handling, place the frosting pipe in a tall glass to prevent gel food coloring stains on other objects.
  • Serve.Pipe the galaxy frosting onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!

Galaxy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream the butter in a large bowl.Blend well on high speed for about 2-3 minutes using an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Pour the powdered sugar, adding two cups in at a time.Blend for an additional 2-3 minutes on medium high speed. Mix between each stir until the frosting comes out smooth with no powdered sugar streaks.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and milk.Mix once more until fully combined.
  • Divide the frosting into 4 medium-sized bowls.
  • Add the food coloring gel.Add in 3 drops of violet, 2 drops of metallic silver, and 1 drop of rose pink. Stir with a clean spoon into each bowl. Mix until the color is bright and vibrant.
  • Sprinkle edible glitter silver stars to the frosting.Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
  • Scoop the different colored frosting into a frosting pipe.Spoon a tablespoon at a time of each color until no frosting remains and the frosting pipe is full.
    • For easier handling, place the frosting pipe in a tall glass to prevent gel food coloring stains on other objects.
  • Serve.Pipe the galaxy frosting onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!

Galaxy Glaze

  • Combine the milk and icing sugar in a medium-sized bowl.Stir well with a whisk until properly combined.
  • Scoop a spoonful of the icing in a separate bowl.Leave the rest of the icing in the bowl. This will be the white icing for the galaxy glaze.
  • Add 2-3 drops of each food coloring gel into the base.Gently twirl the colors around with a toothpick or kebab skewer, creating color streaks.
    • Take caution not to mix the colors, only swirl them to create the galactic effect for the glaze.
  • Drizzle the white glaze over the colored glaze.Twirl the colors again gently.
  • Sprinkle the edible glitter to the glaze.
  • How to Make Galaxy Frosting
    Serve.Drizzle or dunk the galaxy glaze onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Consider adding star-shaped and pearl sprinkles in the frosting for a more galactic look.
  • Do note when you scoop the frosting colors in a piping bag, the thinner the food coloring gel is, the lighter the colors will appear in the frosting.[4]
  • For stiff buttercream frosting, replace the butter with shortening.[5]

Warnings

  • Avoid using the same spoon used to mix or scoop frosting from another color. The colors will combine together, coming out with gray-like look and won't look like a galaxy.
  • Do not substitute the food coloring gel with liquid food dye. The amount will have to be increased, causing the frosting to come out runny.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowls
  • Electric mixer (if needed for method)
  • Frosting pipe (if needed for method)
  • Mixing tool
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