Cake Frosting Tips and Tricks

March 26, 2015

Chocolate Chips for Easy FrostingUse chocolate chips for an easy frosting. While your cake or brownies are still warm, put chocolate chips on let sit a few minutes to warm them. Once they begin to melt, spread with a table knife.


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November 6, 2009

When my mother used to have friends over in the evening she wanted to serve a snack (cake and coffee) but most of them were elderly and would turn down the cake because of the frosting.

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October 28, 2008

When frosting a cake with a rubber spatula, first dip in some warm water then proceed to frost. It helps apply smoothly and and preventing little pieces of the cake from coming off.


Reapply the dipping method as needed.

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March 8, 2013

Here is a tip when having to prepare a quick powdered sugar frosting, whether your recipe is homemade or store bought. I take a spoonful of Jello powder and add it to the beginning mix.

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May 12, 2008

To frost a cake easier, after baking, cool and remove the cake from the pan, wrap a layer in wax paper, and freeze.

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July 15, 2011

Lemon juice and some powdered sugar will make a nice glaze for a plain cake or quick bread. Just put a cup of sifted powdered sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl.

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December 3, 2005

Sprinkle chocolate chips on your cake/cupcakes just a few minutes before they are done. Then just spread the chocolate across the top after they are melted and the cake is baked.

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January 22, 2015

I want to learn to decorate cupcakes. Can I use store bought frosting instead of homemade. Seems like in all the videos I've watched, they are using homemade.

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

You can certainly use canned frosting to learn how to decorate cakes. However, for quality and taste (in my opinion) the best frosting, icing etc., is home made using fresh ingredients.

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December 18, 2013

I bought canned icing, but after a while the icing started melting. I usually buy the rich and creamy or whipped one. What can I add or do for this not to happen again?

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November 23, 2013

What are those things called that you use to put icing on a cupcake?

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July 26, 20220 found this helpful

I think you are talking about an angled spatula. It allows you to get the sides and top evenly. Any cooking supply or larger department store should have a variety of different sizes to suit your needs.

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November 27, 2017

Everyone likes a smooth deliciously sweet whipped frosting on their cakes and cookies. Use the tips for preventing grainy frosting when baking.

Smooth Whipped Frosting

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April 30, 2018

Your cake must be cool before you frost it so the icing does not melt. This is a page about how do I prevent cake frosting from melting?

Frosted white cupcakes.

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February 10, 2018

An easy way to color store bought frosting to customize it for your cake or cupcakes, is to use gel food color. This is a page about coloring store bought frosting.

tub of frosting

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June 27, 2017

Whipping store bought frosting with your mixer will increase its volume and give you more frosting for the money. This is a page about whip store bought frosting.

Using a hand mixer to whip store bought frosting.

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March 22, 2017

If your cupcake icing is running off your cupcakes, you may not have cooled the cupcake down enough. This is a page about icing too runny.

Icing Cupcake

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March 21, 2017

Homemade cream cheese glaze can liven up many baked goods. This is a page about making a cream cheese glaze.

A cream cheese glaze on top of muffins.

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