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This makes a nice icing, the cranberry flavor is really refreshing, but it's not a good decorator frosting. To achieve a decorator consistency I added a lot of extra powdered sugar. By the time I could swirl a cupcake it was too sweet to eat more than a couple bites, and the frosting wouldn't stay upright without immediate freezing, which I did for the photo. I know this recipe has serious potential and I will most definitely play around with it until I can use it for decorating. The color changes from a bright burgundy to a dark mauve and eventually (with more sugar) a pale mauve with bright red specks of cranberry. It would be a really lovely color on a wedding cake. Even though we can't eat this frosting, it didn't go to waste. I'm teaching my 5 year old daughter to decorate and this was a perfect opportunity to just let her go to town practicing her cupcake swirls. Thank you for sharing your creation, BreLeigh, I'm sorry I can't give the recipe, as written, a higher rating. Made for the Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef event.

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**Tinkerbell** April 09, 2012
Cranberry Buttercream