Can I Decorate With Canned Frosting?

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CakeDreamHappy Posted 9 May 2019 , 5:25am
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Hi! I'm trying to construct a cake for a decorating contest and I'm wondering if I should use canned frosting. No one will eat the cake so I'm thinking it's a  cheaper alternative to buttercream. BUT since it'll be on display for many weeks I worry that it might lose its shape or melt. Has anyone tried anything like this? any tips would be greatly appreciated. 

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kakeladi Posted 9 May 2019 , 12:40pm
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Yes it can be used   It might get soft from the heat in your hands making it difficult to work with   It will dry out rather than melt — unless it’ s very humid— never used it in real humid areas    Just remember the more you stir it the softer it gets:(  it can be thickened by adding cornstarch, flour,  or powdered sugar 

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cakefan92 Posted 10 May 2019 , 12:35am
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Also, if you want it to crust, heat it in the microwave and then chill before using.  For some reason the heating causes it to crust really well.

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