Jump to content
Cupcake Frosting that won't melt!
7 replies to this topic
Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:30 PM
I am desperate for some help! I have been asked to make 60 fancy cupcakes for work and I want to do those ones that have the piped on icing that looks like soft serve on top.
Anyway the usual recipe seems to be buttercream icing. The only problem is that they will be out of the fridge from about 8pm till about 11am the next day. I don't want them to go all yukky!!!
Does you know if buttercream would hold that long in Queensland weather? If not does anyone have another recipe that would be appropriate for the weather.
Thank you so much in advance!
Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:05 PM
It won't last that long in Queensland unless in a fridge... well it won't look very good, could start to look mottled and oily.
I am not a fan of buttercream, but it is good for doing all the swirly stuff with
I haven't tried this one, so maybe try something over the weekend?
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.Put sugar, water, and unbeaten egg whites in double boiler over hot water.
2.Beat constantly for 4 minutes.
3.Add flavoring and continue cooking until frosting is of consistency to spread.
4. Remove from hot water and continue beating until cool.
Hard work, but hopefully what you need?!
Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:10 PM
I know you want the cupcakes to look a certain way, but could you envisage using fondant?
Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:10 PM
Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes - It will lose it's gloss a little... but should hold out.
3 egg whites
480g white sugar
3 teaspoons light corn syrup (Glucose syrup)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a metal bowl combine the egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and water. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water) and beat continuously with a hand-held electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy and forms soft peaks. Take the bowl off the heat and add the vanilla and a few drops of desired food colouring. Whisk the mixture until it forms stiff peaks.
Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:17 PM
White chocolate ganache should do the job. Can be tinted any colour too.
Plus tastes GREAT
Posted 28 November 2008 - 07:59 PM
Wow. thanks for all the replies so fast. I will try all of your ideas this weekend and see which one suits the best.
Entourage I was thinking that perhaps a white chocolate ganache would do the job but I was wondering about leaving it out of the fridge so long because it has cream in it. I know the sugar content should help preserve it but do ou think it would still be okay?
The egg white recipes look interesting too they would probably hold quite well.
Candida I have seen recipes that use half fondant and half butter for a more stable icing and it should do what I want.
I will have to get cooking this weekend!!!
Thanks again for all the ideas. You have given me a great start.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:22 AM
You want a butter cream that is stiff, the most hardy and weather resistant butter cream is mousseline buttercream which is especially designed to handle humid/hot weather conditions, it holds up very very well and for quite a few hours (some have left it out for 2 days and it still held up well!). It's perfect for weddings etc.
Chocolate ganache would melt if not refrigerated .
Edited by ~SnowGlobe~, 29 November 2008 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:03 AM
Making the butterecream with copha instead of butter makes it a lot firmer and resistant to melting. It has a brilliant white coloour and tastes amazing. You literally replace the amount of butter with the same amount of copha.
Also will need to add extra drops of water as you mix it amd make sure the copha is very soft.
People always comment on the icing when I make that.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.
To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.
There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.
What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.
Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.
Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.
If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.
Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.
I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.
We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.
Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.
A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.
Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.
Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.
The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".
Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.
The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.
He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.
A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.
It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.
If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.
Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
Top 5 Articles
You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!
Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.
When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.
A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.
Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.
If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.
In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.
New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.