Tuesday Tutorial – Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This is Martha Stewart’s Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe. It’s my idea of the perfect icing for cupcakes – super-creamy, super-delicious and it holds its shape at room temperature without drying out. You can spread it with an offset spatula, or pipe it onto your cupcakes if you are feeling fancy. Shall we begin? Step 1: Combine…

Best Mocha Buttercream

For the past three years, I have taken part in the MAWA “Over the Top” art auction and cupcake party. As in the past, as soon as I heard that they were looking for donations, I had them put me down for 4 dozen, which is a) exactly two batches worth and b) as many…

On top of spaghetti…

…all covered with icing? The mascot’s 12th birthday party included a trip to the theatre to see “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”. Of course, I jumped on the opportunity to make cupcakes that went along with the theme. The cupcakes were first given a quick swirl of French vanilla icing, before “spaghetti” was piped…