peacenique Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:04am
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So I have to make something for a baby shower in a couple of weeks.
I've decided on cupcakes.
I'm wondering what kind of icing is used for those big tall fluffy swirls.
You know the ones that look like the icing swirl is taller than the cupcake itself?
I don't want it to be too heavy or too sweet though. Is that asking for the impossible?
I've never tried to make those swirls before. I'm assuming you would use one of the bigger star tips...

Thank you.

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msthang1224 Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 1:00am
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Hi

When I want to get Large?tall Swirls, I usually use a 2D Star tip or a 1M Star tip.

Maybe some of the other CCrs can help too.

HTH

Bridgette1129 Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 1:33am
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I would use a buttercream. American buttercream would work best but it's really sweet. You could try a Swiss or Italian Meringue Buttercream. And just pipe it in a swirl with any large tip.

Spooky_789 Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 10:42pm
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Adding some popcorn salt to your American buttercream will help cut back on its sweetness. 1 teaspoon per 2-4 pound batch. Taste and adjust accordingly.

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 11:05pm
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I know what you are talking about, but just to be sure, are you talking about hi-hat cupcakes?

http://www.bakerella.com/hi-hat-cupcakes/

Cupcations Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 7:42am
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Try using Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing, you can never go wrong with that and use Wilton tip 1M.

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

Try practicing ahead of time: Practice makes perfect thumbs_up.gif

HTH and good luck icon_smile.gif

LouLou79 Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 8:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupcations

Try using Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing, you can never go wrong with that and use Wilton tip 1M.

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

Try practicing ahead of time: Practice makes perfect thumbs_up.gif

HTH and good luck icon_smile.gif


Totally agree, you cant beat Indydebi's bc.

Honeybees Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 10:05am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

I know what you are talking about, but just to be sure, are you talking about hi-hat cupcakes?

http://www.bakerella.com/hi-hat-cupcakes/




AnnieCahill I just went to that site you linked - OMG they look sooooooo good!
I know what I'm going to be making this weekend icon_biggrin.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Jan 2012 , 12:09pm
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And I also think that with that much buttercream, you should use a whipped or meringue buttercream like IMBC. Indy's is WAY too heavy for something like that. It makes my guts hurt thinking about eating all that heavy BC on a little cupcake (if I ate them, haha!).

SimplySensationalSweets Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 3:00pm

I would use a 7 minute frosting...it's a very subtle flavor and you can make your swirl as big as you want with it... you can find some great recipes on allrecipes.com

jgifford Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 5:04pm

One of the best frostings is the Whipped Cream Buttercream here on CC - - it's very fluffy and isn't too sweet so it doesn't overpower your cake/cupcake. And it's really good. icon_wink.gif The only thing I don't like about it is I can't get it to crust, but that's ok for cupcakes.

Mplspam Posted 3 Feb 2012 , 9:30pm

What about the Bettercreme frosting? I buy the large pail from Sam's Club already made. It's under 20.00. Put that in a bag with a large tip and it tastes very light and not too sweet. I've also whipped chocolate ganache and just folded it in with the Bettercreme and it tastes just like chocolate ice cream.
You could even get the Bettercreme you whip yourself and add any flavor to it you want. That's always good too.

scrappinraiderfan Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 5:17pm
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Originally Posted by Mplspam

What about the Bettercreme frosting? I buy the large pail from Sam's Club already made. It's under 20.00. Put that in a bag with a large tip and it tastes very light and not too sweet. I've also whipped chocolate ganache and just folded it in with the Bettercreme and it tastes just like chocolate ice cream.
You could even get the Bettercreme you whip yourself and add any flavor to it you want. That's always good too.




Does this crust?

AnnieCahill Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 7:54pm

No, Bettercreme doesn't crust. I personally don't like it. It's like glorified Cool Whip to me. Same texture and taste.

Debbye27 Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 8:18pm

WOW - how is it that I have never heard of a high hat?????????? I have to make them----along with the 20 other things I want to try out!!!

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