Cupcakes are one of the small wonders of the world. They can make us feel happy instantly. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also delicious. Cupcakes are one of the best things that the food industry has developed. Whether you buy them or make them yourselves, a cupcake can light up your day. You will find different flavors of cupcakes and with this goes different types of toppings. Let’s have a look at the different types of toppings that make cupcakes so yummy.
Buttercream. This is the main type of icing that you will find. It is made from butter, icing sugar, vanilla, and milk. It can be spread or piped into specific patterns. Adding coloring to the buttercream, will give it a different color and can even make it taste different.
Meringue. This topping is made from beating egg whites, caster sugar and water together until fluffy. It is whipped and then placed on the cupcake. It tastes great but does not stay at its best for very long. Humidity is not its friend.
Fondant. This is also a type of icing that can be kneaded and rolled out to cover the cake. It is best used with fruit or chocolate mud cakes. Fondant is often placed on top of a layer of marzipan. It is ideal for wedding cakes, but can also be used for cupcakes.
Ganache. This topping is made from cream and white or dark cholate. It can be used to fill cups or used as a topping for cupcakes and cakes. It is a strong and thick icing that needs to go with a strong cake or cupcake.
Cream cheese icing. This type of icing is ideal for carrot cake or red velvet cupcakes. It is made from cream cheese, butter, and icing sugar. It can be whipped up to different points of fluffiness. Walnuts are often used as a garnish for this type of icing.
All of these yummy icing and topping options has made us want a cupcake now. It is mouth-watering and we need to go out and get some quick. We will see you there!