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Frosting recipe for smooth cupcakes

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chicaguapa Mon 08-Nov-10 17:27:30

Does anyone have a recipe and can tell me how to get the icing smooth on top please.


boogiewoogie Mon 08-Nov-10 20:12:14

I usually use a ratio of 2:5 butter to icing sugar and then stir in a bit of milk until it's a pipable, smooth consistency. 80g of butter to 200g of icing is usually enough for about 10 cupcakes if you pipe it.

Do you want to spread the icing? I find that piping gives better results presentation wise.

Not sure how you'd get it smooth using frosting but if I was frosting a full sized cake, I usually just apply the icing with a palette knife and move it in circles to give decorative swirls.

Hope that helps.

boogiewoogie Mon 08-Nov-10 20:32:54

This website seems to have lots of ideas on how to frost a cupcake and includes instructions on how to obtain a smooth surface which is what I think you're after.

chicaguapa Mon 08-Nov-10 22:20:49


CitrusZest Tue 09-Nov-10 13:44:06

If you smear a bit of buttercream on a cupcake then use a large cookie cutter to cut out a round of pre-rolled fondant icing and use your hands to smooth it over the cupcake you might get the effect you're after

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