Stretch a Can of Cake Frosting (Mom Made Easy!)

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Double a Can of Frosting (Mom Made Easy)

Stretch a Can of Cake Frosting

Over at Mommy Mishaps, my partner Danielle posted about making cake frosting go further when you’re decorating cakes. So I thought I would give it a try! I love little tricks that help stretch a dollar or two. Every little bit helps if you’re trying to save. Plus, I love cake frosting and if I have extra I always eat it! So I was hoping there might be a little extra for me!

Now I usually use whipped frosting anyway. So I was interested to see what would happen when I tried to stretch it. In my mind I’m thinking I will save even more calories if the frosting is going further. Seems logical, right?

Make Cake Frosting Go Further

Make Cake Frosting Go Further

The first thing I did was dump the frosting into a bowl. I whipped it for about 2 minutes. I don’t know if I noticed much of a difference in volume but the texture was different. It was amazingly smooth after I whipped it for a few minutes. I loved that!

I started with about 3/4 of a can of frosting before I whipped it. After I whipped it, we decorated cupcakes! I had 21 cupcakes that needed frosting. When I finished frosting all of them and put the frosting away, there was 1/2 a container left! So I’m pretty sure I increased the volume. I could just keep on decorating!

That’s not what I did though. Yes, that was me with the spoon in the frosting container!

But look at our pretty cupcakes. W decorated the one in the front (and I cleaned it up a bit to make it pretty for its photo shoot)! He wanted some of every type of sprinkles on his cupcake. Then he wanted to eat some sprinkles without the cupcake!

Homemade Cupcakes

How do you save money by stretching ingredients in the kitchen?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    If you add a bit of water to it, you can stretch it even further!
    Lisa Weidknecht recently posted..Safely Share the Road with School Buses

  2. Thx for the tip Amy way toile the frosting go farther especially since I grab a spoonful of the fridge flavor

  3. Adding a tip of water and a teaspoon of sugar and butter does wonders…

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