Turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into something extraordinary with easy- homemade frostings which can be a great way to incorporate your party’s theme and make your celebration more fun. Frosting your cake gives it a dissolute, delicious finishing touch, whether you’re making butter cream frosting cupcakes, icing birthday cake, or a wedding cake. Though, buying frosting from the store is easy, but you may find your choice limited and more expensive than what you could make at home. More notably, store-bought frosting cannot compare in taste with the homemade variety. When you make your own frosting, you manage the quality of your ingredients, resulting in a fluffier and better-tasting topping for your cake. Add nuts or candies for flavor and texture, and try out with coloring. Butter cream frosting, based on confectioners’ sugar and butter, is the most popular type of frosting and makes alight, fluffy bakery-style butter cream frosting.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 1/5 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 whole cup milk
Mix butter and shortening. Add vanilla extract, salt, sugar and whole milk, and beat well until light and fluffy.
Add milk or water to thin the consistency of thick frosting.
Use food coloring gel for color.
Allow the cake to cool completely in order to prevent the frosting from melting.
Spread a thin layer of frosting on the cake first to prevent crumbs from showing in the main layer of frosting.
As you cut your cake, dip the knife in hot water and clean after each slice so that frosting will not stick to the blade.
- To quickly frost cupcakes, place frosting in a bowl. The frosting should be a spongy, spreadable consistency. If it is too rigid, add milk a teaspoon at a time until it reaches preferred consistency. Dip top of cupcake into the frosting, curl slightly and lift up.
- Don’t have much time to make homemade frosting? Mix a can of store-bought frosting of any desire flavor with a container of whipped topping. This result in so soft, creamy and easy to spread that everyone will think you made traditional easy cooked frosting.
- The best way to ensure smooth frosting is to sift the confectioners’ sugar earlier than adding it to the softened butter. Beating with an electric mixer will also help to make a silky frosting.
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