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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.
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.
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.
To frost a cake easier, after baking, cool and remove the cake from the pan, wrap a layer in wax paper, and freeze.
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.
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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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.
By Lola C.
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.
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?
Everyone likes a smooth deliciously sweet whipped frosting on their cakes and cookies. Use the tips for preventing grainy frosting when baking.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Homemade cream cheese glaze can liven up many baked goods. This is a page about making a cream cheese glaze.