March 9, 2011
Tags: birthday parties, cooked frosting, cupcakes with fluffy frosting, flour in frosting, fluff frosting, fluffy icing, Frosting, frosting that doesn't harden, icing, kids birthday cakes, kids birthday parties, marshmallow frosting, tangled cake
Not too long ago my boyfriend’s neice Trinity celebrated her 4th birthday. This family takes cake very seriously which is why I love them sooo much. For the small family party Trintiy’s mom and grandma spent a long night making a Tangled themed rapunzel castle cake. A very impressive endeavour, considering all the wacky cake wrecks I made before taking a hobby class on decorating– and Trinity’s Mom and Grandma have never taken a class!
Cupcakes were the project for later that night as a birthday party with friends was set for Sunday, and the Tangled cake was all but devoured by family. Ann clued me in to a family recipe for fluffy frosting which she planned to decorate cupcakes with. To my shock it actually contains flour. Weird right! And by the way contains no marshmellow fluff.
Its pretty easy to make especially verses my (favorite) but labor intensive swiss merignue butter cream, but to be honest this won’t be replacing buttercream for me, definelty worth a try.
1 c milk
1/3 c flour
1 c sugar
1 cup shortening –yeah I know I hate shortening!! So opt for 1/2 c shortening, 1/2 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
The milk and flour will become thick and creamy. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Meahwhile cream sugar and butter/ shortening together. Once your flour mixture has cooled down add it to the your sugar and butter and beat on medium/ high.
A word to the wise, this frosting doesn’t harden or dry, its always kind of gooey. But its good and not too sweet. In fact I’m currently writing from a computer in a class I’m taking on social networking. It seems I’m a little ahead of the curve already having an established blog, but I’ve got a thing or two to learn about all the crazy ways to utilize the many social networks.
So tonight I wrote this post from class and debuted this frosting on cupcakes I’ve made for class…
You can see how mushy the frosting is as my cupcake toppers slide off! But…its good!!