Here's my 1st post!!
My daughter is turning 5 and will be having a sort of Princess themed party in the park ... in Los Angeles.... in June. That means its going to be HOT.
I am making super chocolaty mini cupcakes with chocolate butter cream (Ina Garten's recipe, I love it.) and some white mini cupcakes, haven't decided the recipe yet.
In the past, when I use the cheapie store-brand powdered sugar the frosting comes out either gritty, toooo sweet, kind of cardboard flavored and what-not. I went one time with using an organic brand of powdered sugar from whole foods and it had small chunks in it that clogged the piping tips. Can someone give me pointers on the best icing / frosting sugar out there? I'm sure I will need to add a little extra sugar to keep the frosting from falling / melting in the LA summer heat and really don't want it to be sickeningly sweet.
Thanks for all your help!!