Saturday, 7 April 2012

And the winner is...

I stand by the fact that a perfectly good cake can be destroyed by a less than fantastic frosting.  In the same way, an ordinary cake can find it's saviour in a rich buttercream.  My personal favourite topping for a fluffy, sweet cupcake is.....cream cheese frosting!  The tang of the cheese, freshened with a dash of lemon juice, takes the edge off the cake's sweetness whilst still providing the creamy frosting you crave on a cupcake.  This frosting also looks incredibly beautiful in contrast to darker cakes.  Today, this frosting topped a gorgeous sweet toffee sponge cupcake, and doesn't it just look adorable?

 Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat 100g of softened cream cheese with 125g of sifted icing sugar.  Add a tablespoon of fresh lemon (or lime) juice and pop in a dash of vanilla extract.  You can mess around with these quantities to fit your personal tastes.  Whip until the mixture comes together.  Keep in mind that if you add more liquid, then you may need more icing sugar.  Pipe onto the top of cupcakes and prepare to fall in love!

F. x

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