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mawnyc521 Aug 11, 2013 05:44 PM

Buttercream, cream cheese, 7 minute....what's your favorite go-to frosting recipe for cupcakes?

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  1. Becca Porter RE: mawnyc521 Aug 11, 2013 06:06 PM

    Miracle frosting from Cooks Country.

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      youareabunny RE: Becca Porter Aug 12, 2013 12:15 PM

      Just checked that frosting out.it seems very similar to flour frosting except with cornstarch as well.I will definitely try that one

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        Becca Porter RE: youareabunny Aug 12, 2013 06:32 PM

        Yep. It's their version. Works great.

    2. Musie RE: mawnyc521 Aug 11, 2013 06:07 PM

      My SO loves 7 minute frosting. For me it depends on the purpose. Butter cream as a general frosting, but I like fondant icing for decorating with, although I've never cared for the taste.

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        bumble RE: mawnyc521 Aug 11, 2013 08:29 PM

        Swiss meringue buttercream. I use the cooks illustrated recipe. Light, fluffy and not tooth aching sweet.

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          JungMann RE: bumble Aug 12, 2013 07:07 AM

          Another for swiss meringue. It pipes wonderfully.

        2. greygarious RE: mawnyc521 Aug 11, 2013 10:18 PM

          Whipped cream cheese blended with marshmallow fluff and a little vanilla. It's very stable and lighter than cream cheese frosting, and you can easily control the sweetness level by altering the amount of fluff.

          I have to admit to trying the new Cool Whip frosting, which is sold alongside the Cool Whip. It's Frankenfood, to be sure, but is light, tastes good, and doesn't run or collapse. For cupcakes that have to be transported to a school or gathering, it's a reliable performer.

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            ItalGreyHound RE: greygarious Aug 13, 2013 10:21 AM

            I've been wanting to try the new Cool Whip frosting but I'm afraid I would take it home and then scarf the whole container down with a spoon. And then possibly call it "dinner." Yikes.

            Cream cheese frosting is my favorite! Interesting idea about the Fluff. I think I've seen you mention it on other threads as well. Sounds great!

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            JudiAU RE: mawnyc521 Aug 12, 2013 06:40 PM


            1. kattyeyes RE: mawnyc521 Aug 12, 2013 06:43 PM

              Bourbon salted caramel frosting!

              1. Ttrockwood RE: mawnyc521 Aug 12, 2013 07:23 PM

                My mom's frosting for german chocolate cake. Couldnt really say what's in it beyond lots of butter, chopped pecans and coconut but it holds its shape well and puts most bakery versions to shame

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                  ramadden13 RE: mawnyc521 Aug 13, 2013 11:26 AM

                  White chocolate buttercream for sure. My friends all ask for it whenever a birthday rolls around.

                  1. sarahjay RE: mawnyc521 Aug 13, 2013 06:48 PM

                    My favorite is an American bakery-style frosting:

                    2 parts cold butter, beaten until smooth
                    3 parts (by weight) powdered sugar, beaten in
                    2 parts softened shortening
                    (I often use 4 oz each butter and shortening, 6 oz powdered sugar, for 12 cupcakes)
                    beat until fluffy, add vanilla or other extracts

                    This icing takes color very well, (unlike meringue buttercreams) and lends itself well to fancy flavors while maintaining stability. I've successfully added jams to flavor the icing.

                    My go-to for chocolate is a French-style buttercream (similar to an Italian meringue buttercream, but made with whole eggs not just whites) It's not as stable without the melted chocolate

                    1. Chocolatechipkt RE: mawnyc521 Aug 14, 2013 06:45 AM

                      Standard cream cheese frosting
                      Ina's chocolate buttercream
                      whipped cream cream cheese frosting

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                        Barbarainnc RE: mawnyc521 Aug 14, 2013 10:01 AM

                        I tried The Woodland Bakery SMBC by Gretchen Price. It is the best !!!! She has a website and blog with lots of recipes.!!!

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