Kara's Party Ideas FROSTINGS Book Giveaway {TWO copies} + Bananas Foster Frosting Recipe | Kara's Party Ideas

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Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazerie.com has done it again! The second I laid eyes on her latest book, FROSTINGS, I was smitten! From rich and cream frostings to decadent ganaches and delicious glazes, Frostings not only contains fabulous recipes but pages upon pages of eye-candy for styling your sweet treats for parties!

I’m so excited to be giving away TWO copies of this beautiful book today! (Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post…)

“Whipped into a fluffy texture, drizzled for glazing, or creamed into a thick and sinful delight, frostings are an ideal finishing touch for cakes, s’mores, doughnuts and more! Author Courtney Dial Whitmore shares 40 recipes for traditional frosting favorites as well as exciting flavor combinations such as Salted Caramel, Chai Vanilla Bean, and Champagne Buttercream. Get out your mixer, piping bags and frosting tips and whip up your own flavored frostings to add that perfect topping or filling to your favorite desserts.”

Bananas Foster Frosting Recipe by Courtney Whitmore

Frostings Book banana foster recipe on Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com


1⁄2 cup banana, mashed (about 1 large banana) 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons dark rum (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mash banana in a small bowl with lemon juice. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy (about 1–2 minutes). Add mashed banana and beat for another 1–2 minutes until well mixed. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, rum (optional), and vanilla extract. Beat for 2 minutes. Add more powdered sugar to thicken frosting or milk to loosen frosting.

Tip: “Bananas Foster is my favorite dessert so I had to turn this classic favorite into a frosting! It pairs well with all types of cakes, whoopee pies, even cookies! You can omit the rum or use rum extract. Want more banana flavor? Add in a teaspoon of banana extract.” – Courtney Whitmore

Yields 4-1/2 cups

Garnish it: sliced bananas, sprinkled cinnamon

And to make your mouth water even more, here are some sneak peeks at some of the delectable recipes from Frostings….

Toffee Sundae Frosting Recipe-

toffee sundae frosting recipe

Zesty Lemon Glaze Recipe-

Zesty lemon glaze recipe Frostings

Salted Caramel Frosting Recipe-

Salted Caramel frosting recipe FROSTINGS the book


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  1. Paula says:

    I just saw this beautiful cookbook this weekend and really wanted it but did not purchase it at this time. Winning this would be such a wonderful addition to my cookbooks as I love to cook for my family of 8 and all of my friends!

  2. QD says:

    I love banana desserts! This is awesome!

  3. Leonor says:

    Frosting looks yummy! Would love a copy of the book!

  4. Monica says:

    I saw this book at amazon.com, but decided to preview it at B&N and they didn’t have it in stock. Would love to win it!!

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  6. Kristen O. says:

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Hoping to win :o)

  7. Dinorah says:

    I already left a post but I can’t see it … I asked you if can I participate because I live in Uruguay? please, tell me yes!!! Thanks

  8. genise says:

    I never win anything, but I would certainly love to win this!

  9. Katie says:

    4 kids….I need a good book for all those birthday parties!

  10. Lindsey. R says:

    I have always wanted to learn piping skills so I can make my baking look fabulous! This book would be an awesome place to start :)