Eggnog Frosting Best Cupcake Frosting For Christmas Cupcakes-mp7a1

Food-and-Drink Hmm! What’s that wonderful smell? Ah, that’s some fresh homemade cupcakes baking in the oven. The fire is cracking in the fireplace, snow covers the yard and street outside and somewhere children are sledding and playing in the snow. Christmas time has .e and I have some great cupcake ideas for the holidays. I recently invited Leigh, professional cake and cupcake decorator from British Colombia, back to share some of her best tips for this special time of year. I wanted to pick her brain in order to unveil some yummy ideas in order to start the season off right. So we ended up discussing a few topics some of which were regarding the best cupcake frosting for Christmas, she shared with us one of her delicious recipes, how to store frosting and the best frosting and cupcake recipe .bination for Christmas. Here are the topics we discussed along with her tips and ideas. There are many great frostings, but we wanted to know which is a unique recipe. So what is the best cupcake frosting for the holidays or perhaps most popular? The holidays is a special time of year and calls for a seasonal flavor not typical used the rest of the year so a great choice is eggnog frosting. Eggnog frosting is delicious on a moist chocolate cake. And even tastier is mixing two flavors, cinnamon spice cake with eggnog buttercream frosting. These are the two flavors for which Leigh seems to receive the most orders. Well, I have to admit that sounds absolutely delicious, but I wanted a recipe to use for the holidays and Leigh was happy to oblige with another popular Christmas recipe. She shared that in addition to eggnog another popular Christmas frosting is mint cream cheese, which is also great for decorating cakes, by the way. In her opinion there are several cake flavors with which this frosting goes well, chocolate cake, gingerbread cake and even red velvet cake. And a cool idea to boot is to dye the frosting green if you use a red velvet cake recipe to create the Christmas colors red and green. Here is the recipe: Mint Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe *1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened. *1 cup butter or margarine, softened . *1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar * 2 teaspoons peppermint extract (optional: green food coloring) 1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. 2. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. 3. Add extract, beating until blended, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract can be substituted. I don’t make too many cupcakes, there are other treats I prefer to make so we briefly touched on some basic cupcake frosting techniques. As I imagined piping the frosting onto the cupcakes is preferred over spreading it on with a knife for most designs. However, for cakes she prefers to spread on the frosting with a metal spatula, first dipping it into warm water so it creates smooth and crisp edges. She added that it takes away the ripples and bumps creating a more professional look. Now there was one more question I felt very important to discuss and that was, "How long does frosting last before you should throw it out?" Leigh explained to me that it actually depends on the type of frosting. Cream cheese icing should be refrigerated and lasts about week. If it’s just sugar and water it can last more than week and if there are eggs or cream in it then she suggests no longer than 3-4days. If you’re using pre-packaged icing, which has a lot of preservatives, this can last for a few weeks in the fridge. Oh, and I almost f.ot one more item, "How do you store frosting? And if so how long should you freeze it?" Always store frosting in either air tight containers or in sealed bags, this way it always stays fresh when it’s time to use it and freezing frosting is another way to go she added in order to keep it fresh, this is actually her preferred method for storing frosting. Leigh thank you for dropping by again and sharing your insightful tips and information Happy Holidays! Copyright (c) 2011 Deluxe Sweets and Candy Gifts About the Author: 相关的主题文章: