Our Favorite Frostings

Have you heard? Sweets is now at The Curiosity Shoppe in Downtown! Check out our cake mixes and decorating kits while you shop in Historic Downtown Laramie!

Now that you are all set to bake + decorate, we figured it was only fair we let you in on our favorite ways to top these treats! 

We use Swiss Meringue Buttercream in our store but won't turn our noses up at the American classics for cupcakes. 

An all time favorite is Cream Cheese Frosting, not to mention it's super simple!

All you need to do is throw the following ingredients into a mixer and beat until smooth. Want to make it extra special? Add 2 oz of melted chocolate, fruit preserves, lemon curd, peanut butter, or whatever makes your heart sing! 

8 oz. softened cream cheese

4 oz. softened butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups powdered sugar

Want something a bit more rich? How about chocolate ganache? 

All you need is 8 oz. dark chocolate + 8 oz. of heavy cream. Heat the cream in a sauce pan until cream simmers and pour over chocolate. Mix until smooth. Dip your cupcakes in the warm sauce for a thin coat or allow ganache to cool, place in a mixer and whip until light and fluffy! No matter what direction you go, I promise it's yummy!

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Or maybe you just want a classic American Buttercream. Here's what you need:

8 oz. softened butter

5 cups of powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

a pinch of salt

Beat butter and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add milk as needed to reach desire consistency. Boom! 

Make it special with melted chocolate, fruit preserves, curd, honey, spices, or maybe a bit of everyone's fav Nutella! 

 

Now get out there and make some cupcakes! Share your photos on Instagram with #sweetswyoming. We can't wait to see what you create!