If you mix it too much it loses consistency what can I do?
Yum January 11, 2014 REVIEW:
Try it with banana cream pudding on a strawberry cake!
Member since: Jan 10, 2014
mechanic January 10, 2014 REVIEW:
Just used the real cool whip frosting and am anxious to try this but still need to know what size instant pudding to use. Small box or big box. Please
Member since: Oct 4, 2013
Floretta December 17, 2013 REVIEW:
I love how easy this was to make. I used vanilla pudding mix but I think it will be fun to experiment with other flavors too. I think this would make a good filling in between cake layers.
Member since: Jul 14, 2013
Todd October 9, 2013 REVIEW:
I always make this with chocolate pudding mix and it is always delicious.
B Crawford July 5, 2013 REVIEW:
Recipe doesn't say this but you need to refrigerate any cake you put this on or it will wilt. Really good flavor and easy to spread. I used chocolate frosting instead of vanilla.
Guest Foodie July 3, 2013 REVIEW:
This is the easiest frosting recipe! You can't go wrong with it. I've made it with vanilla or chocolate pudding mix. Always good.
AimeeB February 18, 2013 COMMENT: Do I prepare the pudding mix or just add the powder?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Add the mix dry (unprepared)
Native rose June 27, 2012 COMMENT: I want to use this frosting under fondant for my daughters birthday any suggestions?
Crys0904 May 21, 2012 REVIEW:
I made this frosting for my daughter's 3rd birthday cupcakes. I substituted vanilla pudding mix for Cheesecake pudding mix and it was a HUGE hit! The leftover was used for fruit dip. Many people have asked me for the recipe since the party. I'll definitely be making this again!
shar March 7, 2012 REVIEW:
Love this frosting! How can I make it a thicker consistancy without it getting too sweet?
Member since: Feb 14, 2012
jenmiren February 15, 2012 COMMENT: I used the smaller size box of pudding but when i went to the store I realized it comes in 2 sizes what size box of pudding should be used in this recipe? It was yummy with the 4 serving box but I am wondering if I used the right size thank you
Member since: Feb 14, 2012
jenmiren February 14, 2012 REVIEW:
Love this frosting I used it on cupcakes I used a apple corer to take out the center of each cupcake filled the cupcake with this frosting then frosted the top of them with it as well then I put sprinkles on .... they looked so fun and everyone at work loved!!!! them I had a coworker ask me if I would make them again for her birthday :) yummy and sooooo easy
jackie February 11, 2012 REVIEW:
So I made this for my boyfriends valentine cake, whipped cream frosting is his favorite. It was super easy to make and instead of milk I used the the juice from a 10oz jar of maraschino cherries and it came out amazing! The only thing I would change is maybe put less sugar it was a bit sweet for my taste otherwise a keeper
Krystlnickel January 27, 2012 REVIEW:
I dont know if I did something wrong but I followed the recipe, except used 1/2 cup milk, I thought to make it thicker and my frosting is "soupy" I think if I spread on a cake now, it would run right off, what should I do? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
Tabby January 23, 2012 REVIEW:
I love that this gave me inspiration to make lightweight frosting. However, I learned that the recipe calls for over 3 oz. of instant pudding and it only needs 1small package (1oz) of pudding.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: The small box of regular instant pudding *IS* 3.5 ounces. Sugar free instant pudding (the small size) is 1.5 ounces. This recipe does not say to use sugar free, but of course, you can. You just need to make that substitution yourself.
Lily September 16, 2011 REVIEW:
Love this recipe. My other half wanted something else than the usual butter cream frosting. I used 1/2 cup milk and 1/3 cup powdered sugar made for a stiffer but super fluffy frosting. Thank you so much!!!! One quick question can I use chocolate cool whip and chocolate pudding or would that be too much chocolate flavor? Thanks again! :) :)
Member since: May 26, 2011
mariegist May 26, 2011 REVIEW:
This is really lite. I didn't have a problem with this frosting being thick. Maybe because (not sure) I made my own whip cream and I made it very thick. You just need heavy whipping cream (1 cup),powder sugar(4 tbl),and vanilla extract which is optional (1 tsp) and mix with a mixer until it thickens up to your liking. I like making my own whip cream and personally thinks it taste better. Also I double the whip cream so it was 16 oz to the vanilla pudding mix and it tasted just fine. My kids loved it and it was easy to make with the kids.
riss May 10, 2011 REVIEW:
This worked awesome for my sons birthday. I didn't want something as sweet as icing, and this was super yummy. I had to add food coloring to it to make it blue, and yellow. Also I am glad I read the other comments of letting it sit in a fridge over night because I had to swirl it on top of cupcakes
crickettlegs February 23, 2011 REVIEW:
I needed a lighter tasting - not so sweet icing for an office birthday party for my boss - found this and tried it. It was great. I'm glad I read the reviews before I made it - I cut the milk in half so that I could use some of the icing to pipe around the edges. Using vanilla pudding makes the icing yellow - which turned out to be OK for my use this time. I made 2 sheet cakes and stacked them on top of each other - so I would suggest using 3 batches of icing the next time - and for anyone else that wants to make this. I'll let you know how everyone liked it later.
Guest Foodie November 21, 2010 COMMENT: I have been baking and decorating cakes for years. My family loves my frosting, but they would like me to learn how to make this frosting. My question is; when you mix this with less milk (1/4, 1/3 cup) does this allow for you to color with food coloring? And then allow you to be able to decorate with tips?
PastryNinja August 30, 2010 REVIEW:
The mixture was both sweet but not too sweet and fluffy! I like the light and fluffiness. And for those who love the taste of cool whip-This is the recipe for you :) Thanks for posting!
Guest Foodie August 15, 2010 REVIEW:
This is by far the best ever frosting. Since I made it I can no longer go back to traditional frosting's. I usually make the chocolate cake on the back of the Hersey coco box and then top it with this. You will love it! Very light and creamy without that heavy sugary flavor. A must try.
Guest Foodie July 20, 2010 REVIEW:
This frosting is amazing. Sweet but light, easy but versatile-- very tasty! I tried it using the juice from a can of maraschino cherries in place of milk and it turned out great. Then I tried it adding chopped up maraschino cherries (I made two cakes) and it was amazing, too. I'll be keeping this recipe.
Guest Foodie April 3, 2010 REVIEW:
Very easy and it tastes great! Definitely cut the milk to no more than 3/4 cup (I only used 1\2 actually) and keep adding powdered sugar bit by bit if you want to decorate. Thanks for sharing!
Guest Foodie January 7, 2010 COMMENT: I've decorated cakes for years and thought I would try something lighter, easier and delicious. This frosting fit however it was not appropiate for decorating. It is not for using your bag and tips and I had a hard time trying to get it to stay on the sides. Maybe I'll try adding more powder sugar the next time or find a way to incorporate a stiffer frosting with it.
jima January 2, 2010 REVIEW:
everyone loved it. So easy and very light!
Mass Baker November 14, 2009 REVIEW:
I'm making a cake for my sisters baby shower (and what the pregnant girl wants, the pregnant girl gets!) And she wanted the cool whip type frosting.
Well, I have a tendency to not totally read directions (and I'm making a double batch) and I accidently used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar!! It wasn't stiff enough for me, so I kept adding powdered sugar until I was happy, and set it in the fridge until the cake was cooled and ready to go. Everything turned out GREAT!! And I made a pregnant lady very happy (even with my oopsie!)
It's a great frosting!! I'll be using it much more often!!
MommyMJ July 17, 2009 REVIEW:
I found that if you make it the night before and stick it in the fridge over night it's thicker. Also I used 1/3 cup of powdered sugar instead of 1/4 and it was really tasty. A huge hit!
Ms. B July 16, 2009 COMMENT: I used cheesecake pudding on a white cake with strawberry jello and it was a HUGE hit with kids as well as adults. After cake is done, follow directions on jello, take a fork and poke holes in cake and pour jello juice onto cake and refrigerate cake for two hours then frost. I promise it will be the best cake your guests have ever eaten!!!
Guest Foodie March 26, 2009 COMMENT: does the cake have to be refrigerated? can I use an edible cake transfer on it for my kids' birthday cake?
birthday March 1, 2009 COMMENT: Recipe ID 33281, Cool Whip Frosting. Does a cake with this frosting have to be refrigerated?
Also on 2008-11-20 By: Guest mimicookie: question how much milk did she use, she said she cut the 1 cup of mild down.
Guest Foodie December 22, 2008 REVIEW:
Very easy to make and great for people that don't like the traditional very sugary frostings. I think it could maybe use a little tweaking, but a great start.
Mimicookie November 20, 2008 REVIEW:
I have been decorating for 22 years so my family is tired of the traditional buttercream icing. I used this recipe on my grandson's cake. Everyone was very impressed with this frosting. It tasted great, was not heavy and rich like buttercream. I cut down on the milk to give the frosting more body for decorating. It worked great! I would highly recommend this recipe.
spider069 August 25, 2008 REVIEW:
I used this to make a doll cake for my grandaughter, first one. This frosting made a BIG hit. I even put food coloring in to make it green as grandaughter wanted. And I don't cook!!
Guest Foodie July 25, 2008 COMMENT: The recipe does not say what size of packaged pudding to use: small or regular.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Actually, the size choices would be regular or large. If a recipe doesn't specify the exact size of a product, think about what the most common size is and that is usually your best guess. What is the most common size? Just look at the grocery store and see what there is the most of on the shelf. For this recipe, it'd be the smaller of the two sizes available. This trick isn't always 100% foolproof of course.
jane June 8, 2008 REVIEW:
easy and quick to make but a lil more stiffness in the recipe would help to make detailed patterns on the cake !
Guest Foodie April 13, 2008 REVIEW:
The recipe worked out wonderfully! My family aren't "frosting" fans and this was light, sweet and just perfect. I didn't add the vanilla though and thought that it was just fine without it. Maybe next time I will try whipping my own cream and adding a little powdered sugar because "Cool Whip" does have a distinct taste that one of my kids was not too fond of. However, I just love this recipe and can't wait to experiment with other flavors especially chocolate or cheesecake. Thank you!
Guest Foodie March 3, 2008 REVIEW:
I used this frosting to decorate my son's birthday cake. It is very tasty, and easy to spread.
It's a keeper! Thank you!
Guest Foodie August 8, 2007 REVIEW:
Great frosting. I used White Chocolate pudding in the mix for a layered chocolate/peanut butter filled cake. Perfect with chunks of peanut butter cups.