thread: Cupcake Frosting?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    Cupcake Frosting?

    What sort of frosting do you usually do for cupcakes? I'm making some for Zander to take to preschool on his birthday (Friday) so need to do them tomorrow but I'm not sure what sort of frosting I want to do. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Ever so slowly going crazy...

    Ooohh, just made some on the weekend for Za's b'day.....

    80g melted choc and 2 tablespoons thickened cream... stir about 8 min till thickened.... a nice icing that wont run off the cakes onto fingers!!!

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara

    I found the best cupcake icing is just Nuttlex butter and pure icing sugar and beaten with a smidge of milk till it's reasonably stiff. The nuttlex keeps the icing white too - it doesn't turn it yellowy looking like butter or marg does so it makes it easier to colour.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    South Eastern Suburbs, Vic

    If it's for pre-school, I'd suggest to just do something simple like icing sugar and water, that will dry hard - so it will flake/crumble off as opposed to a butter icing which will smear on faces, hands, carpet, walls, clothes...
    The kids will be impressed by colours and maybe an icing picture or hundreds&thousands on top.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Jun 2008

    cherubscraft blog

    You will never look at cupcakes the same again... The black and white ones are to DIE for!
    Last edited by Nelle; March 19th, 2009 at 12:53 PM. : editing out web address

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jan 2004

    ooh yes, pure icing sugar... the magnolia bakery have a good one on their website, is quite sweet though, so may not be good for pre school.

    I always use vanilla extract and not essence, it is soo much nicer.


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    Add Rouge on Facebook

    Jun 2003

    250g butter
    250g icing sugar
    1tsp vanilla extract

    Mix butter till pale and fluffy, add icing sugar and beat well till the graininess disappears. Then add colour.

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Dec 2008

    Nutella makes the best icing! I just spread it on top - easy peasy!

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    How bad am I?! I decided to use the ready made Betty Crocker icing that was in the packet I don't usually use it on our cakes, so figure rather than chuck it like I usually would it can go to preschool!

    Winter - I'd worry about nut allergies if I used Nutella But great idea anyway.

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Jun 2008

    oh Sarah that betty icing is YUMMMMM!

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    smiles4u Guest


    Could i ask ... the Betty Crocker Icing what flavours do they come in ?? ... and more importantly Which are they yummiest ??