Rich, creamy frostings that are great tasting and easy to spread. Transform your favorite cake or brownie into an irresistible treat!
Reuse jelly, pickle or mason jars to keep your cupcake liners and icing tips clean and collected.
The trick to adding fruit to icing is to make sure that the combined mixture is thick enough to spread. You can thicken fruit by gently bringing it to a boil in a pan. Next, combine 3 Tbsp. cornstarch with 1 Tbsp. water then whisk into boiling fruit mixture a little at a time. Be sure to bring it back to a boil to complete the thickening process. Cool completely before combining with frosting.
Use bowl lids and canned goods as marking templates in your frosting when marking curves or trying to create unique lines. A piece of paper folded like a fan makes a great zig zag that you can bend. Now that is exciting, quick and easy!
Make sure to fully cool cupcakes before icing to prevent the icing from melting.
If you would like your butter enriched frosting to be sweeter, add powdered sugar until desired taste is achieved.
When coloring your icing it can be fun with a color wheel. A color wheel shows you what colors when combined make the color you want for your party cake. One example is when you mix purple and yellow you get “Taupe” which is a light brown color. Who would have thought that two colors so far from light brown would come to that end result?
To prevent crumbs in your icing; always smooth your spatula over the cake without lifting.
When piping fine detail use a fine tip in a piping bag to achieve realistic results.
A paint brush can soften the points on your piped designs. Just dip the paint brush in water and shake off the excess.
After icing your cake, dip the knife in warm water and dry with a paper towel. Then use the knife’s heat to help smooth the frosting.
Place a container of Duncan Hines frosting in the fridge for 1 hour to help make an amazing cake with piped frosting.
To frost smooth, unbroken piped outlines, squeeze your piping bag steadily and move slowly along the desired path.