Dec
17

The Frosting Queens – It’s all about the Frosting!

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Take two Sacramento-area sisters, Annette and Angela Del Biaggio, who have a love of frosting and an inclination toward all-natural products and the taste of homemade; throw in dashes of delish, quality and flair – and you have The Frosting Queens. You all know my hankering for sweets, so you can imagine my taste buds’ triumphant “Yesssss!” when I learned about The Frosting Queens – and just in time for all of my holiday baking.

Both of these local ladies are busy working moms (Annette is a kindergarten teacher and Angela is an insurance fraud investigator) who nonetheless produce a line of all-natural, gluten-free frostings, lovingly created in a commercial kitchen in Carmichael and now being carried at Whole Foods (4315 Arden Way, Sacramento), Gluten Free Specialty Market (2612 J Street, Sacramento), as well as at www.thefrostingqueens.com.

These creamy, delicious, all-natural frostings come in 1 lb. pouches and retail for $7.99. One pouch of frosting will frost 24 cupcakes, a 9 x 13 sheet cake, or a layer cake. They’re shelf stable for up to 3 months and will last even longer in the refrigerator. The pouches have a handy re-sealable top, so any portion not used can be saved for another time. You can feast on these flavors:

Prince’s Peppermint – Buttery, minty, rich and creamy, reminiscent of special holiday memories with family and friends. Serve it on whatever sounds good, but it’s especially delicious on brownies.

King’s Cabernet – Dark chocolate frosting with a hint of Cabernet wine that makes the flavor richer and more complex. If you’re looking to make an occasion that much more special, this is your frosting.

Majestic Milk Chocolate – Rich chocolate taste and made in small batches, so it’s creamy, rich and easily spreadable. Serve it on cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies – the possibilities are endless. Enjoy it as is, or add your favorite liquor, roasted pecans, or toffee bits for that special occasion.

Velvety Vanilla – Perfectly balanced blend of butter, sugar and vanilla that’s rich, creamy and easy to spread. The all-natural frosting is ready to use or a food coloring can be easily added at home for even more fun!

In addition to frostings, The Frosting Queens also make what they call “West Coast Whoopies.” Think traditional Whoopie Pies but with a California twist. These are available on their website. As if that weren’t enough innovation, Annette and Angela are working on a new lemon frosting that will debut just in time for spring.

My recommendation? Head over to Whole Foods on Arden Way this Saturday, December 18 from 11 AM – 3 PM. The Frosting Queens will be there, and you can sample their frostings, and pick up a few pouches for your own holiday baking.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you’ll be frosting this holiday season.

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