How To Stiffen Store-Bought Icing

Decorating By Delish-Design Updated 22 Feb 2007 , 4:37pm by swingme83

Delish-Design Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 4:03pm
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If there is anyone out there who can tell me how to make this sutff thicker so that it will hold the ridges of my piping tip, I would REALLY appreciate the help.

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Delish-Design Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 4:10pm
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just giving myself a little bumpy-bump....

shelbur10 Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 4:12pm
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Do you mean like the Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines type icing? I don't know if it can be thickened, but the only way I would know to thicken it would be to add powdered sugar.

pieface Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 4:32pm
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You might want to add some powdered sugar to thicken it up.
The store bought icing is usually more of a whipped consistency than creamy so you might want to add 1/2 cup of shortening too so that it 'behaves' with the tips.

swingme83 Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 4:37pm
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if you buy the new DH whipped icing (its a double size container too) then it holds up. This is the stuff i use. You can also add powedered sugar to it as well. My family really liked the taste of DH vanilla so i have to use this stuff from time to time. I find it 10times easier though cause all you do is pop open the lid, no mixing and measuring just start icing.

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