Prepare homemade cake frosting and decorations that look like they were made in a bakery. Bakery-style cake frosting holds up especially well during parties; the frosting won’t melt if the cake sits out. This simple frosting recipe calls for margarine — it won’t turn out properly if you replace this ingredient with butter.

Things You'll Need

Combine 1 cup milk with 4 tbsp. flour in a medium saucepan over low heat. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens. Remove the saucepan from the stove. Let the milk mixture cool.

Cream 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup softened margarine and 1/2 cup shortening until light and airy.

Add two dashes of salt to your creamed margarine, sugar and shortening mixture.

Add your milk mixture to your creamed margarine. Beat well until the mixture doubles.

Add 2 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar to your milk and margarine mixture. Beat until fluffy.


  • Cream the margarine thoroughly to get a fluffy frosting.