How to Make Galaxy Frosting

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

EditIngredients

EditGalaxy 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

EditGalaxy 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

EditGalaxy Glaze [3]

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

EditSteps

EditGalaxy Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. Divide the frosting into 4 medium-sized bowls.
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  4. 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.
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  5. Sprinkle edible glitter or disco dust to the frosting. Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
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  6. 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.
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    • For easier handling, place the frosting pipe in a tall glass to prevent gel food coloring stains on other objects.
  7. Serve. Pipe the galaxy frosting onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!
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EditGalaxy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  1. Cream the butter in a large bowl. Blend well on high speed for about 2-3 minutes using an electric mixer until smooth.
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  2. 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.
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  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and milk. Mix once more until fully combined.
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  4. Divide the frosting into 4 medium-sized bowls.
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  5. 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.
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  6. Sprinkle edible glitter silver stars to the frosting. Mix with a spoon until fully combined.
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  7. 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.
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    • For easier handling, place the frosting pipe in a tall glass to prevent gel food coloring stains on other objects.
  8. Serve. Pipe the galaxy frosting onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!
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EditGalaxy Glaze

  1. Combine the milk and icing sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Stir well with a whisk until properly combined.
  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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    • Take caution not to mix the colors, only swirl them to create the galactic effect for the glaze.
  4. Drizzle the white glaze over the colored glaze. Twirl the colors again gently.
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  5. Sprinkle the edible glitter to the glaze.
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  6. Serve. Drizzle or dunk the galaxy glaze onto your favorite desserts for a galactic effect. Enjoy!
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  7. Finished.
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EditVideo

EditTips

  • 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]

EditWarnings

  • 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.

EditThings You’ll Need

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

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