I really want my cupcakes to have a tall, neat, smooth swirl on the top. It seems like mine always fall a couple minutes after piping. Can anyone help me? What is the best frosting recipe for tall swirls?
What icing are you using? if its buttercream its way too soft I add powder sugar until its nice and firm and will keep the shape. 1 cup butter 1 cup shortening flavoring 2 tablespoons of water or milk and 8 cups of powder sugar plane wilton recipe. works great i even add fruit, preserves, chocolate, etc. and still keeps firm shape. Good luck!
A stiff buttercream does work well for smooth swirls, but you can still do it with softer frostings. When I use cream cheese frosting, I pipe a cone-shaped blob in the middle of my cupcake to build it up, then make my swirl around it. (hopefully that makes sense.) This way, the inside of my swirl is solid and doesn't fall.
I have been using butter cream and cream cheese. I never thought of adding more powdered sugar. Thank you. I'll try that!
I also support my swirl like tmgarcia!