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Cherrybrook Kitchen Vanilla Frosting Mix – gluten, peanut, dairy, egg, nut free; all natural

Posted on | July 30, 2007 | 4 Comments

cherrybrook vanilla frosting mix

I admit, I wanted to get the mix just because the box was so darn cute.

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The whimsical children sliding down the cupcake was just too much to resist. I just had to try it, and since I was also purchasing the Cherrybrook Kitchen sugar cookie mix, I thought the combination of the two would pair well together. I purchased the mix for $3.99 and it makes enough to frost a dozen cupcakes or a nine inch cake.

This frosting was easy to prepare, just add a whopping 2 1/2 sticks of margarine (or butter)and 2 tbsp soy milk ( or regular milk) to the frosting mix. I used a Kitchen Aid mixer and the frosting ended up light and fluffy and unbelievably smooth. I frosted my sugar cookies with ease. I suggest using this frosting immediately for best results.

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The texture of this frosting is completely smooth and creamy, with no grittiness and a mildly sweet flavor. My children tasted it and thought it was whipped cream and loved it. When I tasted it, though, all I could taste was the butter. Yuck. I felt disappointed, but I really should have not have been surprised. I usually make my own buttercream frosting for frosting cookies, and in comparing my recipe and this mix, the ratio of powdered sugar and butter ( or margarine) seems to be off off- too much butter, not enough sugar. In reality, when examining the ingredients of this mix ( confectionary sugar, vanilla flavor and sea salt). I think you are better off making this from scratch.

Pros: Creamy, light taste. easy prep

Cons: tastes more like sweetend butter than frosting, pricey for what you get

Rating: 2 stars

Where Can I Buy This Frosting Mix?


Cherrybrook Kitchen – Vanilla Frosting

From: glutenfree.com

Ingredients: confectionary sugar ( contains cornstarch), all natural cvanilla flavor, sea salt

Comments

4 Responses to “Cherrybrook Kitchen Vanilla Frosting Mix – gluten, peanut, dairy, egg, nut free; all natural”

  1. GlutenFreeFoodReviews.com: Gluten free products for wheat allergies or celiac disease sufferers » Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Dreams Sugar Cookie Mix - gluten, wheat, egg, peanut, dairy free
    July 30th, 2007 @ 1:43 am

    [...] Oh yah, looks good, huh? This is the Cherrybrook Kitchen Sugar Cookie Mix with their vanilla frosting mix. [...]

  2. Krista Foster
    July 31st, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    THANK YOU for rating this. Someone on Celiac.com just gave me a recipe for a Texas Sheet cake and I was tempted to buy a mix rather than make my own. I think I’ll save my $5 and buy a big bag of powdered sugar instead. Where do you get vanilla powder for flavoring? Do you know? I’ve heard it’s better tasting vanilla extract… :D true???

    THANKS!!! I usually come here if I want to try something new to see if you’ve already rated it! I trust you completely as a resource! I think our tastes are very similar.

  3. Karen
    July 31st, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    Awwww, thanks Krista! That’s what this site is for! I am glad it is helpful to you.

    For vanilla, I use the vanilla powder made by Authentic Foods. If you check out the review in the “my Favorites” category, or in the “Baking Ingredients” category, you’ll find links to online vendors if it is not sold in your area. IMO, it is far superior to any vanilla I have ever used- gluten free or not. I use it for all my baking now! Good luck with the Texas sheet cake- sounds really yummy!

  4. GlutenFreeFoodReviews.com: Gluten free products for wheat allergies or celiac disease sufferers » Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Frosting Mix- gluten, nut, soy, dairy, egg free, vegan
    September 5th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    [...] have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try this mix since the vanilla version was a big buttery flop, and it is pricey ( $3.99). However, I am so glad I did! It was easy to mix [...]

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