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Beehive Cupcakes...HELP!

post #1 of 8
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So I want to make these beehive cupcakes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmccustomcakes/6306444493/

But I hate making frosting thats puffy like this because it has Crisco in it right? Does anyone have a good recipe for frosting that I can use that will hold the way the frosting in the picture does? Any help you can give would be much appreciated! Thank you!
post #2 of 8
I just wanted to say that I make my butter cream on the stiff side when I pipe, and I HATE the taste of crisco. I haven't tried some of the recipes that fellow CCers rave about, so I am not sure if I hadn't just had a good crisco recipe? Aside from that I use an all butter recipe, and have gotten that texture to pipe cupcakes with before....

I just use the ratio 2:1 for butter and PS. So 1lb of butter to 2lbs of powdered sugar. I salt and flavor to taste. good luck!
post #3 of 8
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Yeah I have done that recipe too and I like it but I can't seem to get it fluffy. It looks like in order to do these the frosting needs to be fluffy? I am almost to a point where I don't care because I probably won't eat anyway so if it doesn't taste all that good to me someone else may like it?
post #4 of 8
Use your icing recipe but don't stop after it has been mixed together. I let mine go on med speed for about 5 minutes so it really gets mixed together really well and it also gets fluffy. It is actually a great time to get those detail things together or done before icing your product. The same for mixing even for cakes, the icing looks more "together".

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post #5 of 8
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@Cakegrandman...

ohhhhh okay, i'll try that! Thanks for the advice!!
post #6 of 8
Yoiu could try using marshmellow fluff instead of frosting of rmixed into your frosting, it tastes nice and is definitely fluffy!

Good luck!
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post #7 of 8
I've made them with both buttercream and with Fosting Pride (the imitation whip cream base) I liked both of them. Just a matter of taste for you and your customers.
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