Help with cupcake icing!!?

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  1. FayDanielle

    FayDanielle Mia's Mummy <3

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    Any of you ladies make cupcakes?
    I want to make the icing like this
    https://www.justaddcupcakes.co.uk/Website%20Images/Cupcake1.jpg
    but have no idea where to start!
    :flower:
     
  2. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Its just icing sugar and butter hun, i take it youve got the stuff to actually pipe it on?
     
  3. FayDanielle

    FayDanielle Mia's Mummy <3

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    yeah we'll have all the pipes and stuff, its for october, so we just want some time to perfect it! x
     
  4. Glitterfairy

    Glitterfairy Well-Known Member

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    It's just coloured buttercream.

    Icing sugar and buttercream...beat it together until it's as thick as you want it.Can add colour/flavour or a bit of milk if you like then pipe on.

    xxx
     
  5. Boomerslady

    Boomerslady Well-Known Member

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    I was going to reply, but saw the other ladies have. Just butter and icing sugar. I'm not sure if its right, but i tend to use double the weight of icing sugar to butter. Thanks to glitterfairy I can now make lovely lemon cupcakes, lemon buttercream is soooo good. Thanks GF :)
     
  6. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    yeh i use 250g icing sugar, 80g utter (it takes ages to get it to a paste but it will!) then add 25ml milk. Then to pipe it on a 1M wilton tip gives you that classic cupcake look.
     
  7. RJ01

    RJ01 Mam to Katie and TTC

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    Just going to jump on this thread hope you don't mind :blush:
    Mine aways seems runny where am i going wrong?
    Am I not mixing it for long enough?
     
  8. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    sorry off topic but oohs those look yummy!! lol
     
  9. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    runny means you are adding too much liquid.. to thicken it up just add loads more icing sugar!

    the wilton 1M nozzle is triffic!!

    https://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/tsia977/customised%20buggys/cakes%20n%20stuff/Image1215.jpg https://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/tsia977/customised%20buggys/cakes%20n%20stuff/Image1206.jpg

    https://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/tsia977/customised%20buggys/cakes%20n%20stuff/Image1051.jpg https://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/tsia977/Image0811.jpg

    mmmmm making me hungry
     
  10. Glitterfairy

    Glitterfairy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need to add more icing sugar.Also do you add food colouring too it?
     
  11. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    mmm those chocolate ones look yummy!! lol
     
  12. Tsia

    Tsia My MyloMan - he turned 1!

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    lol they were.. they are my firsts attempts using te hhwilton nozzle.. it was disatser after disaster before that baby came along! haha
     
  13. Natasha2605

    Natasha2605 2 girlies <3

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    mmmm yum. This thread reminds me I haven't make cakes in ages.... mmmm xx
     
  14. aly888

    aly888 Lana-Boo's mummy & WTT #2

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    mmm, me either...and now I want to...Just so I can eat them after :lol:

    To those of you who add liquid to the icing, am I doing it wrong? I'm pretty sure I just cream the butter and icing sugar together and add flavour/colour accordingly :shrug:

    xx
     
  15. RJ01

    RJ01 Mam to Katie and TTC

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    Yes I add colouring, think I will make some and put less liquid in i've got the wilton set haven't tried it yet thanks ladies. x
     
  16. Glitterfairy

    Glitterfairy Well-Known Member

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    The food colouring pastes are better than liquid food colouring i find. x
     
  17. CRWx

    CRWx my little family - complete <3

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    i've noticed (when i got a cupcake from starbucks the other day) that the buttercream stuff seemed stiffer? it was more ridgid than usual than mine :shrug: i thought they added something to it x
     
  18. Glitterfairy

    Glitterfairy Well-Known Member

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    They might just use a thicker mix or it might not have been that fresh?
    When you ice a cake and don't eat them for a day or 2 the icing goes thicker and harder.
     
  19. CRWx

    CRWx my little family - complete <3

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    hmmm maybe, it tasted amazing though ^_^
     

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