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Cakes: Decorating
 
 

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Save money decorating cakes by improvising your own decorating tools.  After you make your frosting, roll up a piece of paper, making a thin point at one end.  Put your frosting in the paper, and push it up to the point.  Squeeze and decorate. 

Another alternative is a recycled and cleaned plastic jar with a point.

You can also make a pretty design on a cake by putting a doily over the top, sprinkling powdered sugar on it, and then removing the doily.

 

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Here are some more frugal cake decorating tips.

 

- Use a clean pointed plastic tip mustard jar to apply frosting.
 
- Use a boiled sugar frosting instead of a powdered sugar frosting.
 
- Frost cake with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
 
- Use a glaze instead of frosting.
 
- Save leftover frosting.  It will keep at room temperature for many weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles

 

B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons

 

C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards

 

D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers

 

E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner

 

F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture

 

G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries

 

H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers

 

I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing

 

J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail

 

K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers

 

L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions

 

M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms

 

N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts

 

O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens

 

P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins

 

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U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities

 

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