Do you prefer to make your icing homemade or buy it in the store? Personally, it depends. If I am baking a cake and not decorating it (as in just a cake with a simple icing, no names written on it or flowers ect.) I like to make my own homemade icing. I like to play with food coloring and create something unique. However, if I am decorating a cake, I like to buy store bought gel icings where I can get several colors of decorating icing in one package. That way it saves me some time in making a large variety of icing colors and I can have more fun drawing and experiementing with the icing. What about you?