I was pretty skeptical when I tried Pillsbury Easy Frost Frostings because I just don’t care for store-bought frostings too much. They may be easy to use, and it is certainly convenient to have a can in the back of the pantry in case of a cake-frosting emergency, but they tend to be flat and artificial tasting. They don’t compare to the flavor of a quick homemade buttercream. That said, the Easy Frost had an unusual can design to it that promised it would make both frosting and filling cupcakes a breeze because it has a built-in decorator tip on top of the can, so I couldn’t resist giving it a shot.
I’m glad I did because it lived up to its promise of being a “no-fuss frosting.” It piped out easily onto the tops of cupcakes (much easier than any frosting that comes from a standard can!) and you can insert the applicator tip into the cupcake to add a squirt of frosting to the center. The frosting also tasted very good – not just good compared to a canned frosting, either. It was fresh and flavorful. The three varieties I tried, Velvety Cream Cheese, Decadent Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla Dream, all had good flavors and the Cream Cheese and Fudge in particular had a lot more depth to them than I have gotten from other store-bought frostings.
One can will frost a whole two-layer cake (as pictured on my cake above), but the best use is for cupcakes because you can’t beat the convenience of the built-in pastry tip. The cupcakes will look perfect every time. Plus, the can will keep any leftovers fresh until the next time you need frosting. This is one frosting that is worth keeping in the pantry (especially if you have kids who like to decorate and bake), because while I’ll stick to homemade frostings for the most part, I wouldn’t hesitate to use a can of Easy Frost if I had some on hand.