After watching a thing on tv the other day i am thinking of making a few

@jugsjugs (13045)
May 31, 2010 9:03am CST
cup cakes, they had some really nice looking cup cakes on there.They never said what they used on the top of then all i saw was that they were piping the topping on but never said what it was they were using.The tops of the cup cakes looked all swirled and the used a pipe icing bag.Any ideas what they could have been using would be great.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
31 May 10
I Would think it was frosting!
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@jugsjugs (13045)
31 May 10
They made it look soo easy to make what ever the topping was aswell as the topping did not look like icing.I have searched the internet aswell to see if there are other things as toppings that other people use and have not seen anything like the ones i saw on the tv.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
31 May 10
DOnt know what to tik then I know they do some times use cream cheese in the frosting
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@GardenGerty (92452)
• Marion, Kansas
31 May 10
I did a little search. This link will take you to a whipped cream icing that uses cream cheese as well. It looks fluffy and they say it does not separate at room temperature.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
31 May 10
Hi, jugsjugs. They probably was using one of those squeezable devices where the icing is squeezed out of it. I love cupcakes too. I love cupcakes that are light and fluffy.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
31 May 10
That is what i thought it looked like to begin with but when they had finished, it did not look like icing at all.It is a shame that they never said what the topping was made from,but i do know that it had flavouring in it.I may try todo something simular when the children go back to school next week as other wise it will end up being a total disaster.
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31 May 10
they always look absolutely lovely, those cup cakes, but funny enough, I have never tried one. but is it possible the icing or topping could be butter icing with food colouring. The topping always looks quite soft, not like the usual cake icing. I must also mention, i never make cakes !! easier (and very lazy ) to buy them, sorry to say
@GardenGerty (92452)
• Marion, Kansas
31 May 10
It might be a topping made with whipped cream. My family prefers that as it is not so sweet. It does look good as well. I have never made it, I have just had it on boughten cakes.
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@rosie230 (1675)
31 May 10
I would say probably butter icing or frosting that is what they normally use... butter icing is icing sugar and butter mixed together to make a paste, you can add colour to it aswell, and it can be piped, it is also thick.
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 10
we have so many cute cup cakes here. i see it in internet. but unfortunately, i don't know the ingredients. they look good, but not good enough when we taste it
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jun 10
Hi Jugs, Cupcakes evolved from just simple cupcakes to lots of innovations as it relates to flavor, designs and packaging to make it more attractive to buyers. WE were iin that business as my youngest sister is a food tech. it was fun baking cakes and selling it. if you have the passion for baking go ahead you'll make more money in there. it's a productive hobby my friend! good luck!
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Oh, my best friend and her sister-in-law just visited a local cupcake place a couple weeks ago and they were telling me about the cupcakes that they got. Since then, I've been craving a cupcake so bad, however, I haven't had the chance to go over there and I know that if I was to make them myself it would be a huge disappointment because I know nothing about pastry arts. That said, I think that on the beautiful cupcakes like we are referring to, they use a buttercream like icing with piping bags and they always pile the icing up high.
@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
1 Jun 10
no idea. All I eat is granola. I'm on the special K diet. I've lost 1.5 pounds in just a few days.
• United States
1 Jun 10
I read all your post. I am confused. Are you looking for the frosting recipe or the tip they used to decorate the cup cakes with??? You can frost the cupcakes with any of the star tips all though #32 will work the best, they also have cupcake tips #4B, etc. You can also use a 104 and make petals all around your cupcake by wiggling up and down. To frost the cup cake start on the OUTSIDE edge of the cupcake, be sure to stay at the edge of the upcake and work in. I put my cupcakes in the container or leave them in the cup cake pan to frost. If you want to give the petal effect you will need to hold the cupcake in your hand. The frosting I use to decorate cakes is: 1 cup Crisco, all vegetable shortening 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon butter flavoring 1 2#bag of powder sugar, check ingrediants and be sure it contains corn starch and not wheat starch, the frosting made with wheat starch will have very tiny lumps in. 1/2 teaspoon salt Beat with mixer till well mixed. This will make a very creamy frosting. If you want whipped icing: Use 1 large container of Cool Whip, I like the extra creamy 1 small box flavored jello (strawberry, orange, lemon, lime) Stir together and frost. I have never tried to color this frosting and you will have to keep it refrigerated. Cream Cheese Icing 1 8oz package cream cheese 1 stick margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 to 2 pounds powder sugar (you will need more then 1 pound but less then 2 pounds) Beat together till of spreading consistancy Chocolate cream cheese Use the recipe above, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of margarine in microwave until melted, stir together beat into cream cheese icing, adding more powder sugar if necessary. The cream cheese icing doesn't make a very good decorating icing. If you want to see pictures of cakes I have done check out my photos.
@oldchem1 (8144)
1 Jun 10
A cup cake - A cup cake piped with butter cream
I would imagine that this would have been butter cream (I've a feeling could be called frosting in the US, but don't quote me!!!! You can add any colouring and/or flavouring to it, my kids favourite is cocoa powder to make chocolate. 140g/5oz butter, softened 280g/10oz icing sugar 1-2 tbsp milk few drops food colouring Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture. Stir in the food colouring until well combined.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Jun 10
haha =D THat's what they are always doing.. They will never be showing it all, for the secret to whatever they are doing will be exposed, and hurt their own business.. hehe ^_^ From all those cooking or food shows i've watched, none of them has ever shared their recipe openly.. Even those whom shared, and even we followed it, but the taste or appearance will never be quite like what we first saw.. hehe
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
you can make your own. you'll need: 1. butter or cream cheese - 1 cup = 1 bar of butter 2. flavoring like chocolate (unsweetened cocoa butter is recommended), lemon extract, vanilla extract, fruit flavors (depends on what you want) 3. food coloring of your choice (optional) 4. confectioner's sugar. procedure: 1. soften butter(leave it out of the fridge for a few minutes or put it on the microwave for 20 seconds) skip if using cream cheese 2. cream together butter/cream cheese and confectioner's sugar. (to cream is to "mash" and "mix" the ingredients together, usually with a fork) 3. add the flavoring then mix well. taste the the mixture everytime you add flavor so you would know if the flavor already suits your taste. 4. add food coloring if desired. 5. Congratulations. You now made frosting! put it in a pastry/piping bag or piping contraption of your choice. in absence of pastry bag, you can insert a piping tip at the corner of a plastic bag. put the frosting in the bag. cut the corner with the piping tip and decorate your cupcake. You can also spread the the frosting on top of your cupcake, instead of piping. tips: 1. when the mixture is too sweet, add butter/cream cheese and/or salt 2. when the mixture is too bland, add more flavor and sugar 3. use just a few drops of food coloring. too much may make the mixture bitter 4. "frost" your cupcakes after they have totally cooled down already, especially if you're using butter. Hot cupcake will melt the frosting.
@much2say (36355)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I would think it were some type of butter cream icing. A friend of mine made these beautiful cupcakes for her daughter's birthday party - for a fairy theme. The icing was pink, with thick swirls out of an icing bag. Those icing swirls made for tons of icing on top of the cupcake . . . so sugary but so good!! I had 3 of them myself - shhhhhhh!! Hee hee!
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
31 May 10
I was going to say the same thing as cream97. I would have thought it was some of those squeezable devices because I've used those. I remember when my sister used to decorate cakes and she would use them, too. This all sounds so good! You've made me hungry, lol! I like to be creative with my cooking. I took some cupcakes to the last get together we had from church but mine were store bought, lol. If they were,'t the squeezable devices, I don't know what they could have been.