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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.


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Frugal footnotes:

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.







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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


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