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How far in advance can I frost cupcakes?

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TheHouseofMirth Sun 27-Jun-10 22:57:37

DS has requested cupcakes for his birthday party. I'd prefer to frost them the day before but will it go off if it's got stuff like butter and cream cheese in it?

Also, has anyone got a really good frosting recipe please?

aseriouslyblondemoment Sun 27-Jun-10 23:25:23

tbh i'd be inclined to make the cupcakes ahead and freeze them
and also make the icing the day before then ice on the day
but if you have space in your fridge they would keep overnight just fine
250g cream cheese
150g butter
400g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
bring both cream cheese and butter to room temp before mixing
this will generously ice 12 cakes

TheHouseofMirth Mon 28-Jun-10 12:12:08

Thanks! No room in fridge for cakes so will make the frosting the day before. I assume I need to bring it up to room temp before I use it?

debka Mon 28-Jun-10 20:14:58

if you use butter icing (4oz butter, 12oz icing sugar, splash water) you can freeze the cupcakes iced.

TheHouseofMirth Mon 28-Jun-10 20:56:26


aseriouslyblondemoment Tue 29-Jun-10 11:47:00

bring the frosting up to room temp before icing the cakes as you'll struggle to coat them otherwise
as debka says buttercream iced cakes can be frozen

debka Tue 29-Jun-10 17:57:44

really. you will never be able to tell. my little secret

TheHouseofMirth Tue 29-Jun-10 21:37:37

Fab, that's me sorted then. Thanks!

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