Better Cake Mix Trick - Look at the directions on the cake mix box… add one more egg (or add two additional if you want it to be really rich) double the oil amount, but use melted butter instead of oil use milk instead of water....Paula Deen does this...I do too and it's wonderful!
Stabilized whipped cream frosting - ever wonder how bakeries use real whipped cream but it doesn't fall apart? This is how. * I just add 1 tablespoon instant pudding per 1 cup heavy cream and whip. It will hold forever.
Confectioners Frosting (Joy of Baking). "Quick to make and easy to use. It has a wonderfully light and fluffy texture with a sweet and buttery flavor. It can be held at room temperature which makes it particularly well suited for baking that shouldn't be refrigerated."