Hey everyone, my boyfriend is turning 28 and I want to make him 28 "1-Up" cupcakes (Super Mario reference).
Anyhoo... I saw these online but they're made with fondant which I don't want to use:
SO... what I'm looking for is a good frosting recipe that won't be too melty. I could just buy the Betty Crocker stuff but I'd like to make something similar from scratch, preferably with a Buttercream flavor.
I'll be adding green food colouring as well to make them look like the 1-Ups.
I'd like to be able to smooth the frosting out once it's on the cupcakes so it looks nicer.
I'm probably going to use those flat white chocolate drops for the "mushroom" spots. I just hope they don't fall off!
OR should I just use a confectioners sugar glaze and add food colouring to that? Would that be too melty?
Also, should I frost the cupcakes the day of the party or the day before?