Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquets...( Help & Advise)

Baking By miasuzzette Updated 24 Mar 2009 , 11:32am by absijails

miasuzzette Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 8:05am
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I would like some advice on what Buttercream would hold up to the heat & What Flavors are Popular. I want to make them for the Teachers & Parents of Apprecition. I want to show them. That I was Greatful for what they did, Please, Help. 1st Time making this. Thanks for your responds. Have a Good One thumbs_up.gif

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mixinvixen Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:13am
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choosing what type of icing greatly depends on knowing ahead of time the amount of humidity in your area/house, what you're comfortable working with, what will hold up to your design, and whats popular in your area. i live in tennessee, and i use alot of crusting cream cheese icing, doctored up with a secret blend of flavorings, and it's extremely popular...goes with almost anything! you can check out my cupcake bouquet photos if you want to see how the icing performs with piped flowers.

i also use a ton of rich's bettercreme; once again, i doctor it up with my own blend...it's super silky, light and airy like pastry creme, and can be flavored in almost any way! it's really wonderful. (however, it will only take pastel colors)

from what i've read, indydebi has a great buttercream that stands up well to heat and humidity, as does sugarshack...they both would be quite easy to find on here, or simply ask the creator for the recipe.

you're making these as a gift, there isn't a client making executive decisions, so YOU get to decide the flavor based on what YOU personally like. flavors are completely up to you, and are the most fun part of it, besides decorating, of course!! think about combos that YOU LOVE TOGETHER, such as peanut butter and chocolate maybe, or chocolate and marshmallow, or strawberries and cream, lemon and raspberry, lime and raspberry, chocolate on chocolate, tiramisu, caramel and cream, toffee and chocolate...

the sky is the limit!icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif good luck!

mixinvixen Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:14am
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choosing what type of icing greatly depends on knowing ahead of time the amount of humidity in your area/house, what you're comfortable working with, what will hold up to your design, and whats popular in your area. i live in tennessee, and i use alot of crusting cream cheese icing, doctored up with a secret blend of flavorings, and it's extremely popular...goes with almost anything! you can check out my cupcake bouquet photos if you want to see how the icing performs with piped flowers.

i also use a ton of rich's bettercreme; once again, i doctor it up with my own blend...it's super silky, light and airy like pastry creme, and can be flavored in almost any way! it's really wonderful. (however, it will only take pastel colors)

from what i've read, indydebi has a great buttercream that stands up well to heat and humidity, as does sugarshack...they both would be quite easy to find on here, or simply ask the creator for the recipe.

you're making these as a gift, there isn't a client making executive decisions, so YOU get to decide the flavor based on what YOU personally like. flavors are completely up to you, and are the most fun part of it, besides decorating, of course!! think about combos that YOU LOVE TOGETHER, such as peanut butter and chocolate maybe, or chocolate and marshmallow, or strawberries and cream, lemon and raspberry, lime and raspberry, chocolate on chocolate, tiramisu, caramel and cream, toffee and chocolate...

the sky is the limit!icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif good luck!

absijails Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 11:32am
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mixinvixen's tutorial is fantastic...

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-600270-0.html

[edited to correct typo]

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