The finishing touch for a baked good is just as important as the base. If you’re a fan of frosting (aren’t we all?) you’ll love these ready-made options that cater to a range of diets and tastes.
What Is Frosting?
Frosting is the quintessential topping for cupcakes and cakes, but can also make an irresistible filling for cookies. The creamy glaze is typically made of sugar and a liquid (like water or milk) and enriched with a variety of other ingredients such as cream cheese, butter, egg whites, and flavor enhancers like vanilla extract.
Top Frosting Brands
Meet one of the best frosting brands around (that happens to be a Thrive Market member favorite!).
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, it’s likely you’ve heard of Simple Mills. This beloved brand was founded by Katlin Smith, who was working long hours, traveling, and couldn’t find healthy, convenient foods to enjoy on the go. After tinkering with a muffin recipe in her own kitchen (she attempted 90 different versions!), Simple Mills was born. This gluten-free brand relies on real ingredients like almond flour, flax, and coconut sugar to create treats, snacks, and baking essentials everyone can enjoy.
Looking for the best premade frosting? Simple Mills is the brand to stock up on.
Simple Mills Organic Vanilla FrostingHere’s an organic vanilla frosting that gets its flavor from real vanilla and monk fruit. And the creamy texture? Sustainably sourced palm shortening and coconut oil are the hero ingredients here. Ideal for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, this can of frosting is a pantry staple for baked-good cravings.
Easy Cake and Cupcake Recipes
It doesn’t have to take all afternoon to make a delicious batch of cupcakes or an impressive (yet deceptively simple) cake.
How to Make Gluten-Free Cake
Here’s a celebration cake that’s completely gluten-free. Three fluffy layers make an impressive finish.
Meyer Lemon Cake Recipe
These sweet lemon-infused cakes are perfect for a party or afternoon tea. Made with Simple Mills cake mixes and frostings, this gluten-free treat will make a fan out of anyone.
Cocktail-Inspired Vanilla-Bourbon Cupcakes
Transform boxed cake mix into a crave-worthy, adults-only cupcake. A splash of bourbon helps round out the vanilla flavor, while candied and chopped pecans bring some crunch.