The One Thing You Need to Make Fluffy, Spreadable, Delicious Frosting

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Nov. 14 2013 11:57 AM

You Need One Special Piece of Equipment to Make Amazing Frosting

Fluffy, spreadable, delicious frosting is not just a lie propagated in Betty Crocker commercials.

Perhaps your homemade buttercream frosting is always a disappointment: too thick, difficult to spread, cloyingly sweet and not much else. Perhaps you shake your fist and yell, “Lies!” at the television every time a commercial for canned frosting comes on, with footage of eminently spreadable, fluffy frosting. Perhaps you think such frosting is a myth, impossible to recreate at home.

You are wrong. In this video, Slate’s food and drink editor shows you how to make perfect, delicious frosting. You just need one special piece of equipment, and you need to remember one tip.

For more on the power of frosting, check out Slate’s recipe for carrot cake.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

Krishnan Vasudevan is a regular video contributor to Slate. Follow him on Twitter.

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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