How Do I Frost A Cupcake Like This?

Baking By fallen_angel_246 Updated 4 Jul 2011 , 9:29pm by aleaskey

fallen_angel_246 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 8:14pm
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I neeeed to learn how to do this! icon_eek.gif
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imagenthatnj Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 8:28pm
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Kind of like this:


psmith Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 8:34pm
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Kind of like this:





WOW! I like how that looks! Thanks for the links!

fallen_angel_246 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 8:51pm
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thanks! I'll have to get the right frosting consistency I suppose

imagenthatnj Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:01pm
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Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

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The vanilla buttercream we use at the bakery is technically not a buttercream but actually an old-fashioned confectioners' sugar and butter frosting. Be sure to beat the icing for the amount of time called for in the recipe to achieve the desired creamy texture.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. (Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled.) Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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just in case you want to try that. It's like the southern frosting (Heirloom Frosting) that they use in the south (authentic) for red velvet cake.

SHYLERScakes Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:13pm
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those are sooo cute! gotta try 'em!

Karadactyl Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:35pm
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Adorable! I can't wait to try them!

mplaidgirl2 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:50pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

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I HATE magnolias frosting. Its an odd consistancy.

josefina20 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:51pm
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so cute, uhhhhh i think i will frost some cupcake today icon_biggrin.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:55pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

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I HATE magnolias frosting. Its an odd consistancy.




'cause it's coked flour.

SAHCaker Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 9:56pm
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It's certainly a different way of frosting a cupcake! Thanks for sharing and opening our eyes to new styles.

Cupcations Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 10:04pm
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Wow! Cant wait to try this, thanks for the videos

mplaidgirl2 Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

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I HATE magnolias frosting. Its an odd consistancy.



'cause it's coked flour.




Its cooked grossness. I live in nyc and if still baffles me everytime I walk by and theres a line out the door. Now Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery.... thats some good cupcakes

imagenthatnj Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

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I HATE magnolias frosting. Its an odd consistancy.



'cause it's coked flour.



Its cooked grossness. I live in nyc and if still baffles me everytime I walk by and theres a line out the door. Now Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery.... thats some good cupcakes




Never been to Sugar Sweet Sunshine. So far away from where I am. Is their frosting different? The owners worked at Magnolia Bakery in between auditions for theater. I do hope they do it differently!

Crazyforcupcakes Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 11:41pm
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mplaidgirl, I have to agree with you. Sugar Sweet Sunshine has the best cupcakes I've ever tried in New York. (and I've tried a lot!) Also, I'm pretty sure Magnolia uses a standard too-sweet buttercream for their frosting. They do use the cooked flour on their red velvet, though.

Crazyforcupcakes Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 11:42pm
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mplaidgirl, I have to agree with you. Sugar Sweet Sunshine has the best cupcakes I've ever tried in New York. (and I've tried a lot!) Also, I'm pretty sure Magnolia uses a standard too-sweet buttercream for their frosting. They do use the cooked flour on their red velvet, though.

imagenthatnj Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 11:47pm
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Oh, these:

http://www.marthastewart.com/356079/magnolia-bakery-vanilla-cupcakes

http://www.marthastewart.com/255817/magnolia-bakery-vanilla-buttercream

Maybe I should try it again. lol. I saw her cooking her frosting once and I didn't like the idea. Sometimes they bring free cupcakes to the office. They're around the corner, so it's very common to buy cupcakes from them.

FabricGal Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 6:00am
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I found this recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery and thought I'd post it here (not sure if it's been posted before). It's on Rachael Ray's website, and it has photos too. Rachael did say they wouldn't give her the recipe for their cupcakes (drat and darn!).

http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=2814

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
3 teaspoons vanilla

Melt chocolate in microwave, checking after each 30 second interval to make sure you do not burn the chocolate. Stir and let cool.

Using the paddle attachment on a Mixmaster or using a hand beater, beat the butter and chocolate together until smooth.

Add 2 cups of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk.

Cream these ingredients until well blended.
Add the rest of the sugar and the milk and combine.
Add the vanilla and mix in.

Too thick? Add a little more milk. Too thin? Add a little more sugar.

mplaidgirl2 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 12:00pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Probably. I know that Magnolia Bakery in NYC does them like that. I don't like their frosting. But then again, I fell in love with IMBC and haven't liked anything much after that. That's all I make.

I do know that Magnolia's uses this cooked frosting.

.



I HATE magnolias frosting. Its an odd consistancy.



'cause it's coked flour.



Its cooked grossness. I live in nyc and if still baffles me everytime I walk by and theres a line out the door. Now Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery.... thats some good cupcakes



Never been to Sugar Sweet Sunshine. So far away from where I am. Is their frosting different? The owners worked at Magnolia Bakery in between auditions for theater. I do hope they do it differently!




Sugar Sweet Sunshine has a frosting that isn't too too sweet. And its nice and smooth. And the cupcakes are still cheap! $1.50 a cupcake... That unheard of in the city. They are all around $2.50-$3. Theres a place in midtown that sells minis for 1.50. IF you ever go you have to try the banana pudding!

myheartsdesire Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 5:50am
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Fabulous! Now I wanna go make some cupcakes!icon_smile.gif

mena2002 Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 6:48am
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Wow such a different way to frost a cupcake icon_smile.gif

aleaskey Posted 4 Jul 2011 , 9:29pm
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love this thumbs_up.gif

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