Help With A Frosting Type

Baking By Emmamme Updated 19 Aug 2011 , 1:37am by shuswapcakes

Emmamme Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 8:58pm
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Hi all

Im making some chocolate cupcakes with nutella and nut filling. I need a frosting but not sure what would go?

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Emma x

13 replies
lilmissbakesalot Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 9:08pm
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Just whip some nutella into your BC. It's really good and will go well with yout cupcakes. If you need it to stay white, you can add some Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) to it. Vanilla would work of course as would chocolate. I wouldn't try to add a new flavor to the mix.

scp1127 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 9:16pm
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I second the Frangelico... In European buttercream.

mhcl Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 2:01am
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Is peanut butter frosting out of the question?

scp1127 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 2:25am
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I don't think peanut butter will be right, but I'm only one person. That's the fun in baking.

mhcl Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 3:15am
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Originally Posted by scp1127

I don't think peanut butter will be right, but I'm only one person. That's the fun in baking.

I just suggested it because my kids like nutella and peanut butter on toast...but then again they'll eat alot of stuff I wouldn't touch icon_lol.gif

scp1127 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 3:29am
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I think that the two flavors, being so dominant, may compete too much with each other. But again, only my personal taste.

southerncross Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 3:38am
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I wonder if a mild banana flavored frosting would work. there's nothing like the banana nutella crepes with a bit of chocolate drizzle...ah Paris

scp1127 Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 4:03am
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That sounds good. I always like the flavors to compliment rather than compete.

mhcl Posted 17 Aug 2011 , 2:22pm
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I actually found quite a few recipes combining nutella with peanut butter. Also quite a few that combined them both with banana also which I think sounds heavenly. I think they all compliment each other. Competing to me would be nutella with lemon lime. Or I guess that could just be called a bad flavor combo icon_razz.gif But that's just my palette. I like strong flavors together.

scp1127 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 12:42am
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That's why I put, "just me" in those posts. I am probably in the minority on this issue. I like one standout, but I don't see my competitors with more bold flavors going out of business.

CupcakeQT82 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:11pm
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These are sounding awfully delicious so I have to mark this thread. Nutella . . . never thought of it!

Mamasan Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:20pm
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I second the banana buttercream. I think the peanut butter would be too heavy.

shuswapcakes Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 1:37am
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What about nutella and cream cheese? I tried it for the first time yesterday on a cake and it was AMAZING. I can't say I even thought of combining those two but it worked!

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