(Closed) Cupcake Flavor Suggestions Please!!?!?!?!?!! (DIY)

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Red velvet or vanilla / strawberry are my favorites!

Post # 4
244 posts
Helper bee

I think cream cheese frosting is pretty standard for red velvet. You could to a caramel icing for the chocolate (maybe go for the salted caramel thing or just caramel icing, no salt, with caramel drizzle). For the vanilla, I think something light and fruit based would be a good balance. Stawberry or a light lemon are always good. (I actually tried a lemon cupcake with blackberry frosting today. It was to die for!)

Post # 5
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nutella Buttercream! It’s sooooo delicious on chocolate cupcakes. Everytime I make nutella frosted cupcakes people go nuts for them.

  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C Nutella
  • 1 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 T milk

Beat butter until smooth. Add Nutella and beat together until thoroughly combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk or powdered sugar as needed to reach desired consistency.

Post # 6
3130 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would def reccomend cream cheese frosting for red velvet, buttercream for chocolate. I am not a big fruit person so I would say chocolate filling/frosting for vanilla but thats me πŸ™‚


 To fill, I usually just get pastry bags , fill with frosting/filling, and use a round tip. stuff the tip it in top or side of cupcake and squeeze the filling. You can also cut them in half, put in filling, and put back togther as a short cut ( I dont reccomend, but it would likely save tim 

If you are DIY-ing i would also suggest skipping filling unless you will have a lot of help, might just add more work during a stressful time where as regular cupcakes are just as nice πŸ™‚








Post # 10
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I did lemon cake with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate with chocolate ganache topped with white peppermint swiss meringue buttercream and a Junior Mint. Junior Mints were my favorite candy when I was younger so I wanted the whole cupcake to kind of look like one. Cream cheese frosting is pretty traditional for the red velvet and is always a classic in my book.

I would recommend just finding the website of a local cupcake store and look at what they do. They have some pretty awesome flavor combinations and it might give you some inspiration for combinations as well as decorating them.

Post # 11
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A cheery almond mousse filling for the white cake would be fantastic (we had that for our wedding and received many many compliments on how great the cake was.)

Love your idea btw!

Post # 12
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Ms. Drgnfly:  Chocolate goes so well with nut flavors – I love idea of the the Nutella frosting posted above, or if you want a light-colored icing on the chocolate cake, you could make hazelnut or almond-flavored filling or frosting. Maybe even with chopped nuts/caramel drizzle on top!

Post # 13
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Some of the best icing I ever had was strawberry daiquiri icing – chop up strawberries, add rum and sugar and heat it until its syrupy, then take a standard buttercream recipe and flavour it with the strawberry rum syrup and finely grated lime zest. You could add some red food colouring and it would go nicely with the white cake. To make it extra special you can put some of the chopped strawberries in the bottom of the cupcake and spoon over some of the syrup before icing. 



Post # 14
1312 posts
Bumble bee

Can’t go wrong with ganache for chocolate – perhaps chocolate mint or chocolate raspberry if you wanted a twist?  The latter is a good way of putting red on your black cupcakes.  Or you can fill your chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow fluff! πŸ˜€

I love the almond idea for the white ones!  Alternatively, what about coconut cream?  It’d suit the colour and it’s delicious.  A bakery that I love makes an amazing coconut cupcake by subsituting milk in the recipe with coconut milk.

Post # 15
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

After cake tasting, strawberry really was a crowd pleaser.

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