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Decorating Frosting


  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 tbsp. of half & half
  • Combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp. of half & half in a mixing bowl and beat until well blended.

  • Add the remaining half & half one tablespoon at a time. Add the half & half until the frosting is smooth and the desired consistency. You may not need the entire amount of half & half to get it to the desired thickness.
  • If decorating with different colors of icing divide the icing into smaller batches and add food coloring to achieve desired colors.

  • Use a pastry bag to decorate with piping or writing. If you do not have a pastry bag for decorating, you can use a small bag. Put frosting in one corner and then trim the corner just slightly. Squeeze the frosting through the hole and decorate the cookies.

  • You can also use pre-mixed decorating frosting in a tube with piping tip attached to do the piping on the cake or cookies.
  • Decorate cakes or cookies in any manner you desire. They can be decorated very simply or they can be decorated elaborately with a lot of details. You can use all white frosting or you can color it with food coloring to add some color.