Post # 1
I am making vanilla cupcakes and I want to make my own frosting. I have two recipes that got great reviews for buttercream frosting and one for whipped cream frosting. Which do you think is better on top of cupcakes? Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share? Side note*** I love cream cheese, but I’m not a fan of the cream cheese frosting on pumpkin cake, and the whipped cream frosting calls for cream cheese, so not sure if it’d would taste like it. Thanks ladies!!
Post # 3
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
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
I prefer whipped icing too. It’s lighter, fluffier and not as sweet as buttercream.
Post # 6
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!)
Post # 7
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
I HATE whipped frosting. But that’s just my opinion =)
Post # 9
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
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
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
Buttercream is always a good choice…it makes it feel like a REAL cake to me!
Post # 12
@bakerella: Yummy! You’re making me want to bake …..
To the OP – I love buttercream frosting!
Post # 13
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 # 14
THanks for all the replies! I am actually not making them for my wedding. I am just making them to take to Boston for tomorrow when I go to see my sister. Since they will be in the car, buttercream might be the best bet. I guess it’s everyone’s own taste seeing as how the votes are very split! I will let you know how they turn out!
Post # 15
@bakerella:I think I might actually use both your recipes after checking them out! Thanks so much…how much jelly/jam do you use?
Post # 16
Get a taste test from your baker and see which you prefer. Most folks prefer regular buttercream.