Sunday, December 6, 2009

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Review: Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing

On Black Friday, my family did not hit the stores. Instead, we decided to put up the tree and the other Christmas decorations. To put us in the mood, I baked some cupcakes (butter flavored . . . YUM!) and decorated them with red and green Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing.

This cupcake icing is usually only available in six colors, but during the holidays, you can find Ivy Green and Rose Red in Walmart stores nationwide. These cans of icing retail for $3.99 each and I think it is well worth the price. One can is enough to decorate a dozen regular cupcakes or two dozen mini cupcakes. The best part is that each can comes with four different decorating tips which allows someone like me, who has never decorated a cake or a cupcake before in her life, to decorate cupcakes that look deliciously festive.

I have to admit, I had a blast experimenting with the different tips. The one I had the hardest time with was the narrow one, which would have been perfect for writing or detailed decorating. I would have loved it if my kindergartner could have tried his hand at decorating a cupcake or two, but the tip required quite a bit of strength to depress and I don't think that he could have released the icing while still maintaining some sort of control over where it was to land.

The icing was very soft and pliable, but did not fall like whipped cream would. Still, my husband and I agreed that the frosted cupcakes tasted better chilled.

I found the icing to be quite sweet, so one cupcake would be my limit per sitting. Can you guess what my three children thought of of these cupcakes decorated with Betty Crocker Icing?

To learn more about Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing and other Betty Crocker baking products, visit . Remember, this red and green icing is only available during the holidays at your local Walmart stores.

Thank you to Betty Crocker for sending us two cans of icing to try.