I'm making a lemon cake for my boyfriends birthday next week, the cake tin I am using is 8.5" and round.
He doesn't mind what type of icing I use, but would like lime flavoured icing. Would fresh lime juice be OK to use?
I normally use this recipe from The Cooking Club, and the last time I made it, my boyfriend mixed up some icing sugar and fresh lemon juice and poured it over the cake.
I personally didn't like it, I found it quite sweet and powdery, can anyone recommend another type of icing to use?
Also, if I was to use a heavier type of icing, say for example, sugar paste or fondant icing, would I need to make a different type of cake, for example, madeira or sponge?
I've never iced a cake before so would appreciate any help.