I will be making about 100 cupcakes and one "giant" cupcake cake for my sister in law's wedding. She is getting married in Florida in October. In order to save myself a lot of hassle I plan on using already made icing - possibly Wilton's ready to use. My problem is I tasted Wilton's RTU last night and I didn't like it - blah! I can't stand the taste of ready made icing's and prefer homemade, but since it will be an outside wedding I'd rather not have to deal with buttercream - (don't want it to be a saggy, melty mess!) Normally I would make my own icing, but I have to travel to FL from NC. I'm concerned that the icing won't "turn out" right AND that it will take up a lot of time which I don't have much of...
I will be making the sunflower cupcakes and butterfly cupcakes from the Hello Cupcake! book. I also found a really cute toadstool giant cupcake online which I will be making as well.
Any suggestions on what type of icing (that tastes really yummy and will hold up nicely) I should use?
If you want to use pre-made, I've heard the Sam's Club icing is good. You should call ahead and speak to the bakery department to order a tub - they may have to get extra in on their next order so don't wait til the last minute.
I use Wilton's icing but not the little containers. Make sure it's the big one. I add almond flavoring and everyone raves about it.
You could check a the local grocery stores-sometimes the bakeries will sell their icing.