Cupcakes...

(13 Posts)
Bornin1984 Wed 26-Mar-14 15:17:25

Dh has asked me to provide cupcakes for a bake sale at work! I've done them!

Was wondering does anyone have a alternative topping rather than just plain icing/water or buttercream?

Thanks in Advance

darksideofthemooncup Wed 26-Mar-14 15:22:50

Chocolate ganache maybe? if you leave it to cool it thickens up enough to pipe.

Bornin1984 Wed 26-Mar-14 15:24:54

Will look for. Easy ganache :-)

atthestrokeoftwelve Wed 26-Mar-14 15:35:13

I am not a fan of cake or icing, but I did have some cupcakes that had a crispy meringue topping, not so sickly sweet as icing or buttercream.

Funnyfoot Wed 26-Mar-14 15:35:36

You can dip them in melted chocolate. Yum.

Bornin1984 Wed 26-Mar-14 15:36:34

Ohhhhhhhh could
Dip them in chocolate and put mini eggs on (Easter ish theme)

Funnyfoot Wed 26-Mar-14 15:50:54

Oh yes the added mini eggs mmmmmm double yum grin

uggmum Wed 26-Mar-14 15:58:17

If you are time limited you could try this.

Normal vanilla cupcakes. Take out the core and fill it with carnation caramel (you can buy it in a tin). Then vanilla buttercream and crumble (or small cubes) of fudge on top.

Minimal effort but they look and taste lovely.

uggmum Wed 26-Mar-14 15:58:26

If you are time limited you could try this.

Normal vanilla cupcakes. Take out the core and fill it with carnation caramel (you can buy it in a tin). Then vanilla buttercream and crumble (or small cubes) of fudge on top.

Minimal effort but they look and taste lovely.

uggmum Wed 26-Mar-14 15:58:53

Oops, so good I posted twice. Sorry

4forkssake Wed 26-Mar-14 16:13:39

Cream cheese frosting, Italian meringue buttercream or ganache. You need to be careful with the ganache & cream cheese though cos they can only be kept out of a fridge for a few hours.

darksideofthemooncup Thu 27-Mar-14 13:47:50

ooh i have to make a million bloody cakes this afternoon so I'm definitely using the carnation caramel idea. Thanks uggmum

Bornin1984 Thu 27-Mar-14 13:51:04

I made the ganache and put white chocolate on top! Just doing a
Victoria sponge and will add cream and jam to that later

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