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
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 4:31
  • I dont need to add anything to it?
    – Uday Kanth
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 5:45
  • Try a bit of milk or cream. Commented Dec 29, 2011 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.

  • 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
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 15:29

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