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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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Frugal footnotes:

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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tips in alphabetical order


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


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini