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hostess cupcake frosting recipe?

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Can anybody tell me how to make the frosting they have on hostess cupcakes? It's thick enough to peel off of it. I haven't worked with anything other than buttercream or a ganache and neither one of those will work. I'm looking for a pourable frosting that will harden a bit. I want to make layered chocolate mouse cakes and frost them, then decorate each one like a present. Any help would be appreciated.

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Other than ganache, you can buy that fake chocolate fudge topping from a restaraunt supply store. It's thick, kinda gross, and probably exactly what you are looking for. It sets up just like the Hostess stuff. I work with it all the time.
For an at-home application, I'd use ganache. Maybe a bit thicker than normal, and dip the cupcake for a smooth finish. Corn syrup might help with shine.
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Other than ganache, you can buy that fake chocolate fudge topping from a restaraunt supply store. It's thick, kinda gross, and probably exactly what you are looking for. It sets up just like the Hostess stuff. I work with it all the time.
For an at-home application, I'd use ganache. Maybe a bit thicker than normal, and dip the cupcake for a smooth finish. Corn syrup might help with shine.

 

 

i worked at a bakery where half the neighborhood was addicted to that stuff--it could get quite tense if we ran out of the 'chocolate' pecan thumbprint cookies ;)

 

but i tell yah--that stuff was the best for outlining drawings--it stretched and sat up or laid down beautifully-- user (decorator) friendly--unless you needed a fix...

 

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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes View Post

Other than ganache, you can buy that fake chocolate fudge topping from a restaraunt supply store. It's thick, kinda gross, and probably exactly what you are looking for. It sets up just like the Hostess stuff. I work with it all the time.
For an at-home application, I'd use ganache. Maybe a bit thicker than normal, and dip the cupcake for a smooth finish. Corn syrup might help with shine.

Thanks. I love ganache but worry that it won't be thick enough. I was at a catered event this last weekend and the dessert they served us was beautiful. Just perfect for the party I am attending. The closest I can come to the icing though was what you find on hostess. I think a ganache will be messy to try and move. I don't want to see fingerprints in the sides. I'll check out the restaurant supply place and see what they have. I kinda feel like I'm trading quality and taste for looks though.

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