- Trapped Crumbs: For prettier cake frosting, first apply a thin coat of icing to the cake to trap the crumbs. Place the cake in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill and then frost with a second layer.
- Fondant Flavor: Fondant is the smooth frosting coating used on many wedding cakes. It looks pretty but consists of gelatin, glycerin, and sugar, so it isn’t as tasty as regular frosting.
- Two Tastes: Can’t decide between 2 tempting frosting flavors? On a layer cake, use both-spread one frosting between the 2 layers and the other on the sides and top.
- Colored Coconut: Shredded coconut is another alternative, or addition, to the frosting. To make colored coconut, place in a clean jar, add a few drops of food coloring, cap and shake until blended.
- Sprinkled Sugar: No time to frost the cake? Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for a pretty look and sweet taste.
- Flower Power: Look for beautiful edible flowers to top your cakes and desserts. A sprinkling of edible glitter makes them even more beautiful.
- Easy Breezy Frosting: Easily make maple syrup frosting for autumn cakes. Simply combine maple syrup with powdered sugar until it reaches a frosting consistency.
- Satiny Smooth: To make a smooth finish after frosting your cake, dip your knife in hot water. Next, run it along the top and sides to give your cake a perfectly smooth look.
- Frosting Substitute: Use marshmallows instead. The marshmallows melt into a sweet, gooey frosting substitute.
- Frosting Fixes: Want extra color and interesting flavors in your frosting? Stir a little bit of flavored, packaged gelatin mix into your store-bought frosting to make it special.
- Lace Stencil: Instead of making a stencil for a powdered sugar cake topping, try using a piece of lace. Lay the lace fabric over the cake (or cupcake) and sprinkle powdered sugar on top. It will fall through the holes and leave the lacy pattern. A paper doily works, too.
- Frozen Frosted Cakes: When you need to freeze a frosted cake, use buttercream frosting. Cooked and boiled icings do not freeze as well.
Source: Kitchen Hacks –The Ultimate Collection Of Secrets, Tips, & Tricks–
Katie Mankoff & Adam Mankoff