Any Suggestions For A Great Lemon Icing For Cupcakes?

Baking By Tickled_Pink Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 9:33pm by est

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Tickled_Pink Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 7:17pm
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Im making a Lemon Cake with cupcakes. Id like to do just a swirl of Lemon Icing on the cupcakes. Do any of you have any tried and true recipes for a delicious, thick, fluffly Lemon frosting? Something tart and not overly sweet. Thanks in advance!!!

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Jaimelt76 Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 7:29pm
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I just made lemon buttercream for a cake this past weekend. I used sugarshacks recipe for buttercream and added the zest of 2 lemons and used frozen lemonaid for the liquid and it came out so good. I was eating it by the spoonful. HTH

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catlharper Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 7:33pm
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My "secret" weapon is lemon curd buttercream. You can buy or make the lemon curd but it's basically 2 parts BC to 1 part lemon curd. I usually make it for fillings so it's 1 cup lemoncurd to 2 cups buttercream. So good you'll have to keep your fingers out of the bowl!LOL!


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Tickled_Pink Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:05pm
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Great- thanks very much for the suggestions. I will give them a whirl.

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est Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 9:33pm
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I'm not a fan of buttercream at all. I always use fresh whipping cream for my cupcakes. I recently made some almond cupcakes and topped them off with lemon whipping cream. It's really simple! Start off by whipping up some cream, once it's starting to form, add some powdered sugar and at the end add some fresh lemon juice. It turned out to taste absolutely delicious!

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