Pinterest Pin Test March 2, 2013

So I know there are a couple of sites that do this already. (I follow on Pinterest.) But I know there’s no way they can test every pin everyone wants to see when they want to see it. So, in addition to the Recipe Reviews I’ll be doing from time to time, I’ll stick a Pintrest Pin Test in whenever I finally get around to trying any of the many pins I have on my Pinterest boards. You can follow me from this link.

The first one I’ll be reviewing is a frosting I used for Ninja Cat’s cupcakes I took to school for his birthday treat. What about Danger Boy’s you ask? He decided to go the healthier route and wanted a popcorn party for his classmates. It’s healthier, but less interesting from the blog standpoint (sideways winking face). Back to the frosting! The text from the pin reads as follows:

“All you do is mix one vanilla pudding packet with half of the milk called for on the package. Whisk until it begins to thicken. Then fold in one container of Cool Whip. A great frosting spread on cakes and piped onto cupcakes, a tasty filling in crepes or on waffles along with some fruit.”


(photo from Pinterest)

So that’s what I did. I used Aldi’s sugar free vanilla pudding with 1c. skim milk. After a couple of minutes it started to thicken then I folded in the equally nondescript Great Value Light Whipped Topping. It was still pretty loose once I got done and wasn’t so sure this was a good idea because I didn’t have a frosting backup. By then it was time to take them to school (I wasn’t taking the cupcakes until 2:30), so I put the bowl in the refrigerator in hopes the pudding would continue to set. When I got back 20 minutes later, sure enough, it set near perfectly. I was able to scoop it into my handy-dandy sandwich bag, snip off the corner and go to town on the luscious devil’s food cupcakes.

When I made it to the class and Ninja Cat and I handed out the cupcakes, they received with rave reviews. The frosting wasn’t nearly as sweet as the typical butter cream and I felt good knowing I wasn’t giving them quite as much sugar as I could have been.

What are some of your favorite Pinterest pins? What are some pins I just have to try? Let me know here!