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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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