This Genius Trick Will Make Your Store-Bought Frosting Taste Homemade

Don't have time to make frosting from scratch? Here's a quick trick to make store-bought frosting better.

Sometimes when we get the urge to bake (because we all have quarantine baking projects), we don’t have the right ingredients at our disposal. I can’t even begin to explain how frustrating it is to want to make lemon bread when you don’t have a single lemon in the house! In cases like this, we just need to use our noggin and find a way to make our pantry staples work.

That’s why we love this mixing hack so much. Just because we don’t have the ingredients for homemade frosting doesn’t mean we can’t still make canned frosting our own!

How to Make Store-Bought Frosting Better

Picture this. You’re in the middle of making a slew of ridiculously good confetti cupcakes for your daughter’s birthday party. It’s time to start decorating when…oh no! You’re all out of confectioners’ sugar. Well, this dilemma can be solved. It’s time to take that tub of emergency cream cheese frosting out of the cupboard and transform it.

TikTok user @howdoesshe shares a sweet trick that’s so easy, we can’t help but wonder…why haven’t we always been doing this?

@howdoessheIf you buy canned frosting, you NEED to do this too! Takes it from drab to fab. #kitchentrick #frosting #lifehack #bakinghacks

♬ Stuck in the Middle – Tai Verdes

Here’s the lowdown: all you have to do is take your tub of store-bought frosting, throw it in your stand mixer and give it a few quick whips. The life will be brought back to it in no time! The best part? No one will ever be the wiser.

Next: See what brand of canned frosting our taste testers prefer.

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.