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fluffy cupcake frosting - not too sweet.

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howchow Jan 9, 2010 04:35 PM

I want to make vanilla birthday cupcakes - and use sanding sugar on top the frosting - have never been too happy with the buttercreams I have made in the past - was thinking maybe a combination of buttercream and whipped cream?
any ideas welcome - thanks.

  1. todao Jan 9, 2010 07:13 PM

    If you want to limit the sweetness, try a cream cheese frosting.

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      Azizeh Jan 9, 2010 11:25 PM

      I was going to say the same thing. Recently, I went to Bouchon Bakery and their red velvet cupcakes have cream cheese frosting, but there was some lemon in there. It was so delicious and I usually hate frosting.

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      funniduck Jan 9, 2010 06:49 PM

      I don't like buttercreams either. My new favorite frosting is marshmallow frosting.

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        howchow Jan 9, 2010 06:54 PM

        that sounds great - do you have a recipe?

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          funniduck Jan 10, 2010 05:43 PM

          This is the one I use. http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,166,15...
          You need to use it while it's still warm and still spreadable.

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            lyntc10 Feb 8, 2010 02:47 PM

            Can you decrease the sugar in that without affecting the consistency?

      2. Cherylptw Jan 9, 2010 06:24 PM

        I was going to say whipped cream frosting..it's my absolute favorite frosting because it's not too sweet...

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