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I bought a tin of ready-made chocolate icing from the super market. But it's very dense and viscous while I prefer the more airy kind of icing the cakes from the bakery have. Can I do something to turn my icing into something like that?

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You can easily whip it using a mixer. –  Jay Dec 29 '11 at 4:31
    
I dont need to add anything to it? –  Uday Kanth Dec 29 '11 at 5:45
    
Try a bit of milk or cream. –  ElendilTheTall Dec 29 '11 at 8:25
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Just to summarise the comments into an answer:

To lighten the icing, you can add air to it by whipping, either by hand or with an electric mixer. It will probably be easier to do that if you loosen it a little with some milk or cream.

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got it, thanks! –  Uday Kanth Dec 29 '11 at 11:53
    
I actually would not add any milk or cream to the store bought icing. Just whip it on high for a couple of minutes should be fine. –  Jay Dec 29 '11 at 15:29
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