The most frugal frosting is made from boiling granulated
sugar. Next to that would be homemade frosting made with powdered sugar.
Either one of these choices is thrift friendly. Unused frosting can be saved for
several weeks, at room temperature.
Some frugal alternatives to a traditional
frosting are to use Cool Whip or powdered sugar. You can get a very
decorative look on a cake by putting a doily on the cake before sprinkling on
the powdered sugar.
You can also use a few chocolate chips. Just place them
on the cake when it is hot out of the oven. The heat will melt the
chocolate and then you can spread it over the cake.
Here are more
frugal tips to save money on frosting.
- Never buy frosting in a box.
It is expensive, and doesn't taste very good.
- Use margarine instead of
butter in your recipe.
- Use vanilla extract instead of
real vanilla in your recipe.