BETTY'S BAKING SECRET: Fast Frosting Fix-ups

Serves: 5



Fabulous Flavored Frostings

For chocolate lovers, start with 1 tub Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy or Whipped chocolate ready-to-spread frosting and add your favorite chocolate-enhancing flavors:

Almond-Coconut: 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 cup chopped almonds and 1/4 cup toasted flaked coconut

Mocha Chip: 2 teaspoons instant coffee (dry) and 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Fudge: 1/4 cup peanut butter

Rocky Road: 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Turtle Fudge: 1/4 cup caramel topping and 1/4 chopped pecans

Toffee: 1/3 cup almond brickle chips or bits

For vanilla fans, start with 1 tub Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla or Fluffy white ready-to-spread frosting and add your favorite mix-ins:

Confetti: 1/4 cup candy sprinkles

Maple-Nut: 1/2 teaspoon maple extract and 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mint Chip: 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 2 or 3 drops green food color

Peanut Brittle: 1/3 cup crushed peanut brittle

Peppermint Crunch: 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy (Add a few drops of red or green food color if desired.)

Terrific Cake Toppers
Looking for some no-fail ways to add pizzazz to your cakes? Just spread on your favorite frosting, and top with:

* Edible flower petals, such as nasturtium, rose, pansy (pesticide free)
* Grated or curled lemon, orange or lime peel
* Shaved or grated chocolate
* Melted white or dark chocolate
* Candy-coated chocolate candies
* Chocolate-covered raisins
* Espresso or jelly beans
* Jelly fruit slices
* Colored sugar, dots and sprinkles
* Cookie crumbs
* Chopped, slivered or sliced nuts
* Toasted or untoasted coconut
* Tinted coconut
* Miniature chocolate chips
* Colored miniature marshmallows

From "Betty Crocker's Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This BETTY'S BAKING SECRET: Fast Frosting Fix-ups recipe is from the Betty Crocker Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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