Thank you for your reply, but I was more concerned with the frosting paired with the red velvet. I was looking for an alternative to cream cheese frosting (safety issue-no refrigeration for 4 hrs) I was hoping for a different flavor than just plain buttercream.
I have to make 50 cupcakes from red velvet and would like to frost with cream cheese frosting, but the cupcakes will be taken to another town (3-4 hrs. away) by car. Any other sugestions, other than the crusting buttercream frosting.
Another "Dummy" question, how do I keep them clean and from fading? I've made a few and they are losing their color, and they are not in direct sunlight. Should I have coated them with something? Also they pick up dust, which I dust with a soft brush, but it still adheres. Can I use some shortening to wipe them down?