Make Cool Whip frosting by combining 1 package of instant pudding mix, 1 cup cold milk and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a bowl until all items incorporate. Finally, mix in 1 container of Cool Whip, and apply the frosting to the dessert, refrigerating the baked goods and remaining frosting.
Cool Whip frosting works as a replacement to traditional frosting and adds a lighter and colder element to a cake or cupcake. Though it is possible to spread any Cool Whip product onto a cake, adding in the pudding mix and sugar increases its density and makes for a more cohesive topping. Begin by choosing a flavor of instant pudding mix, such as chocolate or vanilla, that matches the cake, as the pudding accounts for the primary flavor element of the frosting. For best results, use a 4-ounce package of pudding mix that is not sugar-free.
Add in the milk and powdered sugar, and stir for two minutes or until the wet and dry elements fully combine to form the pudding. Use cold milk to speed up the emulsification process and avoid melting the Cool Whip. Finally, scoop out the Cool Whip, and mix into the pudding until the resulting mixture is smooth. Spread onto the cakes or cupcakes, and refrigerate until ready to eat.