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Jan 9, 2010 04:35 PM

fluffy cupcake frosting - not too sweet.

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.

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

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

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      1. re: funniduck

        that sounds great - do you have a recipe?

        1. re: howchow

          This is the one I use.,166,15...
          You need to use it while it's still warm and still spreadable.

          1. re: funniduck

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

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

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        1. re: todao

          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.