How To Make Store Bought Frosting Better? Useful Tips For Cake Lovers
Are you a sweet lover? Do you love all sweet things, especially lovely cakes and cupcakes? You are impressive by the perfect store bought frosting? However, the problem is that homemade frosting is usually not as good as the store-bought one in terms of consistency, taste, and appearance.
Don’t worry! This guide is your answer to this problem. It will show you how to make store bought frosting better step by step. There are also a lot of useful tips for you!
Things to Prepare
- Milk: Milk is tastier and creamier than distilled/purified water.
- Powder-formed sugar: It supplies sweetness and makes the soft frosting thicker.
- Jam: It’s another flavorful choice that you can use to improve the thickness of the mixture.
Measuring & Stirring Tools
- A spoon and teaspoon: It’s better to use stainless steel spoons since they cannot be melt in the cooking heat
- A measuring cup: It helps you measure the accurate amount of ingredients, both dry and wet.
- A bowl: It’s used to combine ingredients conveniently.
- An electric mixer: It offers you the faster and smoother results. Whereas, a hand mixer requires more time and energy.
White, canned frosting: This is the basic frosting for most recipes.
Food coloring: You should choose natural ingredients combined from vegetable and juices instead of artificial ones. Though they aren’t as colorful as the artificials, they’re much safer.
- Cheese cream: It makes your mixture creamier and tastier. Also, if the frosting is too sweet, it will tone down the sweetness.
- Flavored extracts: You can use this for the bland tasting frosting as a quick and simple fix. Vanilla, chocolate, blueberry or bananas are some inexpensive choices. They’re user-friendly and safe.
- Nuts: Nuts are good friends of pastries. They can be added to cakes, cupcakes and the frosting. Moreover, you can use them as toppings on your frosting. Macadamia, hazelnuts, and pistachio are great choices.
How to Improve the Frosting’s Consistency, Color and Taste?
It’s easy to enhance the consistency of your frosting. Simply follow these steps, and everything will be fine:
Put your store-bought into a mixing bowl. Then add 1 tsp of the powder-formed sugar.
Mix them with an electric mixer. This process may take about 30 seconds.
Check the consistency by a spoon blade. Make sure it’s thick!
If it isn’t thick enough, add an extra 1/2 spoon of sugar. Continue mixing them and rechecking the consistency. Keep doing these till you get the consistency as desiring.
Add an extra 1/2 tsp of water if the mixture is too thick.
Here are what you should do to add color to your frosting:
After putting the store-bought into a bowl, smoothen the consistency with a spoon.
Drip 3 drops of food coloring into the bowl and stir the mixture.
Keep adding 2 drops of the color (same or different) till getting your looked-for color. Make sure that you check the packaging specifications of those food colors in advance.
Now, it’s time to improve the taste of your frosting:
To soften, add a packet of 8 oz. (1oz ~ 28.35g) cheese cream. Wait for about 10 minutes.
After putting the frosting into a bowl, drop the cheese cream on the top.
Mix them together till they blend well.
Put the finished frosting on the top of your cakes or cookies.
How To Make Store Bought Frosting Better?
These store-bought frosting are hard enough to not spread on your cake. But they might be too sweet! Most of them are often considered as buttercream because they aren’t labeled. The following is some useful tips for improving your store bought frosting:
Add 1/4 powdered sugar to a bowl. Remember to mix by hand. A spatula can be used to measure the consistency in this case. The consistency is perfect when it lets the spatula stand on its own.
Keep adding sugar till you have desired consistency.
You can use a packet of either butter cream or cream cheese. After combining them, add 1 tsp of vanilla before adding the powdered sugar.
Bear in mind to keep the cupcakes or other remains in your fridge. It’s impossible for the cheese cream to remain over 12 hours at room temperature.
Mix 1 tsp of flavor extract up to your favorite. For example, you can combine the vanilla extract and rum, or coffee and syrup
You can put your frosting into a microwave with an oven-proof bowl. This takes about half of a minute and helps you apply the frosting on your cupcakes easily.
For a syrup consistency, let stir this frosting, then take it back to a microwave for over 10 seconds.
After stirring the frosting constantly, pour this over your cake.
To add extra flair to your cakes, let mix 1/2 cup of coconut, chocolate chips or nuts.
For an attractive taste, add half of a cup of peanut butter.
In case you want to decorate or write on your cake, use the powdered sugar and some food coloring to make the frosting thicker.
To cut out, a gallon baggie or some icing tips are ideal.
Is It Difficult To Have The Store Bought Frosting Tasted Like The Homemade?
Of course, No! But when you make a cake and have no idea how to make the store bought frosting, it’s really daunting and devastating.
These Following Tips Are Helpful For The Best Frosting:
Add 1.5 tsps of vanilla
Add the powdered sugar
Use a mixer to mix this frosting in 3 minutes. Make sure that they are combined well.
Remember to put the dye into the above mixture if you use it on the frosting.
This sugar is useful for stiffening the frost. So, you can decorate them easily.
Lastly, it’s important to let your cakes cool before applying frosting. This will protect your achievement and make it easier to decorate.
The video below shows you how to decorate frosting on cupcakes, check it if you want:
Till now, you‘re clear about how to make store bought frosting better. I hope that with our useful tips, you will have your own great cakes with great taste. Don’t hesitate to share us your pretty achievements by leaving your comment in the box below.
Thank you for reading! Have a nice day!