(Closed) Buttercream frosting or whipped cream frosting?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buttercream frosting or whipped cream frosting for vanilla cupcakes?
    Buttercream frosting : (51 votes)
    70 %
    Whipped cream frosting : (22 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I def. vote for buttercream! I love REAL icing, but not the whipped stuff. Everytime I buy a cake or one is bought for me (birthdays) I always ask if it’s real icing haha.

    Post # 4
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Whipped cream all the way.  (I used to work in a bakery and ate more than my fair share of cakes/icings/EVERYTHING!!)

    Not that buttercream is “cheap tasting” I just find it so incredibly sugary it kinda grosses me out.  Whipped cream just adds that extra “something”, you know?


    EDIT : The bakery did use real whipped cream (which is what I’m recommending).  Eeek not the aerosol stuff!

    Post # 5
    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I prefer whipped icing too.  It’s lighter, fluffier and not as sweet as buttercream.

    Post # 6
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Private home

    I usually find whipped cream icing to be too wimpy (it doesn’t really taste like anything)  but good buttercreme is smooth, not too sugary and tastes like happiness on top of awesome (that would be the cupcake!)

    have fun!

    Post # 7
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love buttercream, but to take it to the next level, do an Italian Buttercream. Omg it’s life changing and definitely worth the little bit of extra effort!!! I substitute out the Grand Marnier in that recipe (or you can leave it out entirely) and put in seedless jam for a fruit flavour (raspberry is to die for), or chai latte concentrate from Starbucks for a chai icing. Just add to taste really. Sooooooooooo good.

    And since you said you were making vanilla cupcakes, this is the recipe I always use and LOVE. I made these cupcakes with strawberry Italian buttercream icing for a client a couple weeks ago that were to.die.for. Seriously some of my favourites I’ve ever made.

    Post # 8
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee

    I HATE whipped frosting. But that’s just my opinion =)

    Post # 9
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It all depends,  I LOVE whipped cream but if the cupcakes are for your wedding and will be sitting out do not use whipped cream or cream cheese.  Make sure you use buttercream for baked goods that will be sitting out for a while.  I have had a couple of cakes that were “sour” at weddings, one was a red velvet with cream cheese and the other a whipped cream in June ( air conditioning does help).  That said flavor wise I love the lighter flavor of whipped cream!! Yum your cupcakes sound good

    Post # 10
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Cream cheese frosting?

    I have yet to find the world’s most awesome frosting yet =

    (i made a caramel cream cheese frosting that was insanity this weekend. everybody loved it. the caramel is really good in there!)

    Post # 11
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

    Buttercream is always a good choice…it makes it feel like a REAL cake to me!

    Post # 12
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @bakerella: Yummy!  You’re making me want to bake …..

    To the OP – I love buttercream frosting!

    Post # 13
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Buttercream all the way!!! It’s so good and your guests will love it!  That’s great your making them yourself.  How many are you making??

    Post # 16
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Get a taste test from your baker and see which you prefer. Most folks prefer regular buttercream.

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