Yeah, the whipped cream is easy. Buy whipping cream (35%) and whip. I like to add a bit of vanilla and sugar to mine, and it will whip better if the bowl and beaters are chilled.
There are many, many different icing recipes you can google. A very basic one though is icing sugar, butter and milk. About 2 cups icing (confectioners) suger, 1 - 2 tbsp butter and 3 - 4 tbsp milk. Mix it all together, adding the milk a little at a time until you get a nice smooth consistency. You can add food colouring to it or replace some of the icing sugar with cocoa to make it chocolate. Just a warning though, if you want a vibrant colour, use paste food colouring rather than the liquid drops.
at 6:55 PM on Jun. 22, 2010