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
At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.
We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.
I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.
There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.
They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.
Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.
?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.
As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.
A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.
It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.
?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?
Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.
It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.
On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.
Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.
Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.
I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.
The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.
A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.
Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.
The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.
Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?
Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.
Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.
Dying from a gunshot wound, Jessica Arrendale used the last of her energy to hide her baby from her killer.
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment