Frosting for Christmas Cupcakes – Suggested Flavors and Piping Instructions
Dec. 2, 2012 9:00 am
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 5:35 am
Frosting Christmas cupcakes? find few ideas here and beginner tips on piping.
Desserts are a unique signature. They are always remembered for "classic comfort food with a twist," or the once again monotonous treat". May be the cupcakes or cake bases such as plain vanilla or chocolate can have 2-3 variational recipes, but there is
still scope to play up on frosting.
Some ideas on frosting cupcakes for Christmas
- Vanilla cupcake frosting
- Whipping cream with fresh raspberry jam
- Kiwi peeled and mashed and added to butter cream cheese, garnished with lemon peel
- Chocolate cupcake frosting
- Mocha butter cream icing with chopped walnuts
- Irish cream butter cream icing with chocolate chips
- Center filled cupcakes
- Blueberry fruit paste center filling with ganache glaze - chocolate base
- Orange marmalade center filling with mascarpone frosting, garnished with orange peel - vanilla base
To make the perfect frosting for cupcakes, there are certain pre- requisites.
First thing you need is a piping bag. You can buy reusable plastic bags or disposable bags. In fact even a heavy duty zip lock bag would work; particularly if the frosting is thick.
Piping nozzles or tips
You may want to pipe out a variety of designs. The large swirls, which you find in most bakeries is made using the open star nozzle. Likewise, there are round nozzles, closed star for compact designs, petal nozzles for flowers, grass nozzle for creating
stand up grass designs.
Fitting the nozzles
If you're using one particular nozzle for all the designs, then place it at the end of the triangular disposable bag and cut to fit the nozzle. If you want to change tips, then you need a coupler.
Place the bottom part of the coupler on the inside of the bag, then place the nozzle above the coupler top and fasten the ring part of the coupler on top of it. This allows you to change the nozzle at any given time and attach a fresh one.
Filling the bag
Get your icing ready and then roll the bag down as far as possible. Take a spoonful of the filling and add it at a time. Gradually, bring the edges of the bag up so as to hold the frosting. When its ½ filled twist and close the top. Now you ready to pipe the
frosting on to a cake or cupcake.
Christmas tree cupcake