Last Updated on January 30, 2021
Canned frosting can be a great time-saving solution for decorating your baked goods. However, it often lacks the fluffy texture that homemade has. To take it to the next level, you will want to know how to make canned frosting fluffier.
With just a few simple steps, your canned frosting can be transformed into a delicious addition to your cakes and cupcakes. The lovely fluffy texture will give it a taste and texture that is similar to homemade. No one will notice that your frosting actually came from a can.
This easy hack will save you time in the kitchen. Not only will you love how simple it is, but you will love how good the results are.
How to Make Canned Frosting Fluffier
Fortunately, you can improve the texture and flavor of your store-bought frosting to make it fluffier. This will make it more desirable and you will notice a wonderful improvement. Whether you have a tight schedule or are looking for an easier solution than making frosting from scratch, this is the perfect trick for you.
For this hack, you can use any canned frosting you want. There are many great flavors such as chocolate, vanilla buttercream, and cream cheese. If you are wanting to use food coloring to make different colors, vanilla buttercream is your best option.
There are two simple ways you can make your canned frosting fluffier. Both are simple and will produce wonderful results.
Whip the Frosting
The quickest and easiest way to make your store-bought frosting fluffy is to whip it using a mixer. With a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer, beat your can of frosting. Beat one can one medium-high speed for 30 seconds to one minute, until it reaches your desired consistency.
By beating the frosting, you are incorporating more air into it. Not only does this give the frosting a fluffier texture, but the addition of air increases the volume. This allows you to frost more cupcakes, as you have expanded the amount of your frosting.
On its own canned frosting is often very sweet. If the frosting is too sweet for your liking, you can add a pinch of salt.
How To Store The Store-Bought Frosting
Baked goods topped with frosting can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for two to three days. Any leftover canned frosting can last in the fridge for up to four weeks in an airtight container. You may need to re-whip leftover frosting when you are ready to use it.
Add Whipped Topping to Make Store-bought Frosting Better
Another way to make your canned frosting fluffier while also adding more flavor is to add whipped topping. In addition, it will help cut back on the sweetness of the frosting. You can use store-bought whipped topping or homemade whipped cream.
If you are using frozen whipped topping, allow it to defrost before using. Once ready, add one 16-ounce can of frosting and 16-ounces of whipped topping to a mixing bowl. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
Beat together the whipped topping and frosting on medium-high speed, for 30 seconds to one minute. Once the frosting has reached your desired consistency, you can add it to your baked goods. The addition of the air being incorporated in and the whipped topping will give you more frosting to work with.
If you need more frosting, simply double the recipe. It may take slightly longer to mix to ensure it is thoroughly combined.
How to Store the Frosting
Since there is whipped topping in this frosting, it will need to be kept in the fridge when not serving. Any frosted baked goods or leftover frosting should be stored in the fridge for two to four days. You will likely need to re-whip any stored leftover frosting when you are ready to use it.
An Easy Yet Tasty Hack to Make Canned Frosting Fluffier
Though canned frosting is good on its own, making it fluffier improves the texture and even the flavor. You can choose to simply beat the frosting with a mixer or add in whipped topping. Both methods will produce bakery-quality results that are perfect for decorating any of your baked goods.
You no longer have to worry about trying to make the perfect frosting from scratch. This simple trick is just as good and much easier. It will even save you time in the kitchen, which is great if you have a busy schedule.
Do you have any questions on how to make canned frosting fluffier? If so, please ask your question in the comments down below.
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