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This TikTok Hack Will Make Store-Bought Icing Taste Homemade

A woman icing a cake.

Sometimes, you just don’t have time to bake a cake from scratch, but this simple icing hack will make people think you did.

The texture is one of the main ways you can tell if icing is homemade or not. Once that sweet topping is shoved into a can and sits on a shelf for a while, it gets markedly thicker than homemade buttercream. That’s where this hack from TikTok content creator, @howdoesshe, comes in.

In the video below, she reveals how you can make the store-bought stuff taste homemade without adding any ingredients. Just empty that can of icing into a stand mixer and whip it a few times. The fluffy, easy-to-spread texture will return, and no one will be the wiser.


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

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Be sure to browse her other vids while you’re there for more food hacks. In one, she shows you how to peel an orange with a butter knife!

Now that you know how to make your grocery store icing taste homemade, how about that box cake? As you probably guessed, there’s also a hack for that!

[Via Taste of Home]

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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