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I want to make those cupcakes with the big tall fluffy icing

post #1 of 15
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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...

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post #2 of 15
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.

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post #3 of 15
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.
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post #4 of 15
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.

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post #5 of 15
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/
post #6 of 15
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

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post #7 of 15
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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

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Totally agree, you cant beat Indydebi's bc.
post #8 of 15
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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!
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post #9 of 15
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!).
post #10 of 15
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
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post #11 of 15
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.
post #12 of 15
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.
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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?
post #14 of 15
No, Bettercreme doesn't crust. I personally don't like it. It's like glorified Cool Whip to me. Same texture and taste.
post #15 of 15
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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