- Icing Mix Og2 Chocolate 11 OZ (Pack of 12)
Clean ingredient list and it tastes pretty good!
I usually think of “icing” as a thin frosting, but I think this mix could be either. Following the instructions, I ended up with what I would consider “frosting” but I think if you were to add more milk (or water) you could have a thinner “icing”.
The instructions call for either water or milk, and I used milk. (The other required ingredient is butter.) The icing is very sweet, and you can taste the butter. Overall, I think it is pretty good.
Honestly, I don’t know that I will buy Dr Oetker cake and icing again, because the cake was not very impressive, and if I’m going to go to the trouble of pulling out my mixer to blend milk and butter with powder to make icing, is it really saving me any time to not have to measure powdered sugar and cocoa? (Not really.) The point of buying a premade icing is for convenience, and when you have to mix it yourself anyway, it isn’t very convenient. Of course, it cannot have the milk and butter already added, or it would have to have a whole lot of fake ingredients and chemicals that we’re all trying to avoid. So that wouldn’t work either.
I would recommend this icing mix if:
1. You want an organic cake while you’re on vacation and you don’t want to (or cannot) find organic ingredients in larger packages, because you only plan to use them for one cake.
2. You’re giving a cake and icing to someone, and the fact that it is packaged and “ready to make” matters.
3. You’re curious to find out what this particular product tastes like.
Otherwise, just use a recipe and mix up your own! I’ve made frosting/icing before and it’s very easy. You just mix confectioners (powdered) sugar, butter, and milk. Plus cocoa if you want it to be chocolate icing.