Best Cupcake Frosting???

Decorating By amiegirl Updated 31 Oct 2007 , 3:42am by indydebi

amiegirl Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:09pm
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I am making about 50 cupcakes for a party tomorrow, and need a nice frosting for them. I've noticed the cupcakes from bakeries have a nice light frosting. The buttercream I make seems way to heavy. What am I doing wrong? Is it the way I make my frosting or do I need to use a different recipe? Thanks!

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JoAnnB Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:06pm
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I really like the whipped cream buttercream in the recipe section. Also, pastry pride (Rich's Bettercream) is a great light one for cupcakes.

tiggy2 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:19pm
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I use sugarshacks recipe on this site. Very tasty!

awolf24 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:29pm
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CakeDiva73 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:33pm
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I use a BC that is half crisco and half real butter and then add about 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream... It doesn't smooth as well as the others but it is light and not too sweet. Even the BC haters like this frosting so I continue to use it. There are many times I wish I was working with a smoother one since some cakes look like silk on the sides while mine look like corduroy! icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif

amiegirl Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 2:49am
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Thanks for your help everyone!

indydebi Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 3:42am
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Originally Posted by amiegirl

The buttercream I make seems way to heavy. What am I doing wrong?

What is the ratio of fat (crisco and/or butter) to p.sugar?

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