While watching TV the other day, I saw a commercial from the cake mix and frosting giant Duncan Hines, which advertised for their newest product “Frosting Creations.” Originally, I didn’t think much of it because it’s just frosting. But the second time I realized that it was a different and new way to flavor frostings. Though, this is not to say that people haven’t been flavoring frosting with exotic flavors before this product came out. Duncan Hines’s “Frosting Creations” allow people who may not feel comfortable adding flavor to frostings to become adventurous with a convenient and simple product that takes the guessing out of the process.
Duncan Hines’s new line of frosting from the “Frosting Creations” is extremely easy to make, cheap, aesthetically appealing with their bright fun colors and full of flavor. The new line of frostings includes 12 new flavors: Bubble Gum, Caramel, Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Marshmallow, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Mint Chocolate, Mocha, Orange Crème, Strawberry Shortcake, and White Chocolate Raspberry.
Just as the commercial describes the process for flavoring your frosting is simple. First, go to your local grocery store or supermarket and purchase the Duncan Hines frosting called a Frosting Starter and pick out a flavor packet called a Flavor mix, which also has the “Frosting Creations” name on it. And of course you’re going need some cake mix so grab a box of that if you don’t have any already. To combine the two products you’re going to need a butter knife to make a well in the middle of the Frosting Starter can. Pour the Flavor mix into the Frosting Starter and mix until all the powder is dissolved into the frosting. Once all the frosting is completely mixed you will be left with a beautiful bright flavorful frosting. When I frosted my cupcakes I used the same butter knife used to mix the frosting to apply the frosting but I have seen demonstrations that had people using piping bags so apply by which ever way you prefer.
My trial with Duncan Hines’s “Frosting Creations” was a complete success. I decided to pair an orange cake with the Orange Crème frosting and it was delicious. Surprisingly the orange on orange on flavor did not overpower my taste buds but complimented each other with the creaminess of the frosting. However, the only issue I found with Duncan Hines’s “Frosting Creations” was that I frosted two cupcakes to bring to my friend and after being frosted for two hours and not being refrigerated the frosting became very soft and melted creating a mess. And due to not having adequate room in my fridge to frost all my cupcakes I had been frosting them as I ate them leaving the unfrosted cupcakes in an air tight container. So to avoid this frosting mess I suggest frosting the cupcakes and leaving them in the fridge to solidify and then consume them shortly after removing them from the fridge.
Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
¾ cup ginger ale
1/3 cup vegetable oil
juice from one orange
zest from one orange
Duncan Hines Frosting Starter
Duncan Hines Frosting MixOrangeCrème
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine ginger ale, eggs, vegetable oil, juice from one orange, and zest from one orange in a large mixing bowl. Add cake mix. Place baking cups in muffin pan and fill 2/3 full. Bake for 22 minutes. Makes about 24 cupcakes. Let cupcakes cool completely. Make a well in the Frosting Starter and add Frosting mix and mix until powder is completely dissolved. Frost cupcakes.