At present we hardly feel any need to prepare a food from scratch given that so many frosted food items including instant coffee and noodles are available on the market.
However, we will be able to understand the difference that exists between home-made food and ones which are bought from the store when it comes to their flavor as well as taste. It might be the fact that you opted for store bought cupcakes for celebrating your daughter’s birthday. It is quite natural for you as well as the guests not to like the taste of those “scrumptious” cupcakes and fortunately, there is something in store for you which will enable everybody to genuinely satisfy their taste buds. In this article, we’re going to mention some effective ways on how to make store bought frosting fluffy.
Why the store bought frosting does not taste that yummy?
The main reason for this is that these store-bought delicacies are either too hard or perhaps too sweet for you to spread properly and in most cases, it is, unfortunately, a combination of both. More often than not, all these frostings are actually tagged as cream-cheese but in reality, they aren’t. In fact, buttercream will never taste like that anyway.
In order to make the store-bought frosting fluffy, you need to get hold of a tub. It is advisable to get one in your preferred flavor and you can judge the remaining ones simply by the tub’s color.
Here are the essential steps for making the frosting fluffy:
1. Enhance the Taste
It is possible to pick from a number of flavor combinations.
a. Whipped cream buttercream
Identical portions of store-bought frosting and whipped cream have to be mixed together and you might even make some experimentation here. You might select something wintery such as maple, rum or perhaps hazelnut and chocolate. Of course, cotton candy and strawberry frosting are going to do the job for you particularly if they are intended for the kids, any birthday celebration or something like that.
b. Buttercream and crème cheese
Approximately 8 ounces of cheese and one tub full of buttercream frosting will be required in this case. After blending them carefully, you’ll get a stuff where you can add vanilla or any other flavored extract if required.
2. Improve The Consistency
At first, you need to take out the frosting from a fridge preferably a counter depth refrigerator and reduce the temperature to normal. As soon as it becomes soft, the whole content has to be emptied into a big container. Ensure that there is sufficient space in the container which will enable you to stir the frosting quickly; take care that there is no spillage from the container. At this point, include a teaspoon of powdered sugar in the container and blended properly so that the contents appear to be rather interesting and enticing. After blending all these ingredients together try to make sure that the thing is able to stand by itself. If so, then you need not worry about the consistency; however, also ensure that the frosting isn’t that thick. In case, the thickness becomes a bit too much then do not hesitate to include some water. In fact, it is always advisable to leave some air on the frosting so that it becomes fluffy and creamy.
3. Include some color to make it appear less dull
Although this particular step is not obligatory, colors are often preferred when it comes to frosting. In fact, everything that appears black and white seems to be a bit boring in the long run. Consequently, you can pour the mixture into any container provided and try to make the consistency smooth. Make it a point to include a single drop of color each time while stirring properly till the proper color is achieved.
Here, we will provide a few tips on this particular topic; you might also include pine nuts, macadamia nuts or even a combination of all these, coconuts or perhaps chocolate chips for providing that frosting with some additional texture. You may also use peanut butter as an alternative while Nutella will not be a bad choice either.
The bottom line:
One cannot deny the fact that cooking is an art and it entirely depends on your passion and interest. The techniques which have been mentioned here might not be the best and it is up to you to make adequate research and try to find out the most effective one that will suit your personal preferences. Your main motto should be to make the store-bought frosting not only fluffy but also scrumptious at the same time.