Pillsbury frosting comes in a sealed plastic container, allowing you to create beautiful portions without the hassle of making your own icing. The freshness cover in tin foil preserves Pillsbury’s spreadable consistency in the shop and in your larder. Using Pillsbury packaged frosting is straightforward, but a few pointers can make your icing experience not only quick and easy, but also visually pleasing.
Use at Room Temperature
At ambient temperature, Pillsbury canned icing distributes finest.At ambient temperature, the stabilizer hydrogenated vegetable oils in Pillsbury icing dissolve enough to release the sugar and taste particulates. Even though lower temps will briefly solidify the viscosity of remaining bottled icing, store it in the refrigerator. Allow the icing to remain on your surface for an hour or so at ambient temperature after taking it from the refrigerator.
Layering Reduces Crumbs
Even the smoothest icing tears off tiny pieces of cake. When you mix icing with obvious cake pieces, your food looks incomplete and amateurish. Wait until the cake is fully cold before applying the first coat of icing for uniform, even coverage. Don’t be concerned if pieces fall off in this first coating. Refrigerate the cake or cupcakes until the icing is solid and hard. Remove the cake from the oven and spread a second coating of icing on top of the solidified first layer. As a result, the cooked product is crumb-free and has a smooth, polished finish.
It’s enticing to spread the frosting straight from the can, but it’s not a good idea. Although Pillsbury’s icing is packaged for optimal freshness, the refined vegetable oils and water profit from a few seconds of vigorous whisking. Stirring the stabilizers and preservatives incorporates air and increases the frosting’s fluffiness. This procedure is crucial after taking packaged icing from the refrigerator, where the hydrogenated oils settle due to the lower temps.
Cover Frosted Items Correctly
A layer of aluminum foil draped over a freshly iced cake will keep it fresh, but it will spoil your meticulous icing work. Even after the icing has hardened and chilled in the refrigerator, cover it with a plastic cake cap to keep it safe. In a hurry, place several dozen toothpicks around the edge of the cake and carefully lay plastic wrap over the upright toothpicks to keep the plastic from contacting the icing.