Amazing Gigi’s Frosting Recipe

Amazing Gigi’s Frosting Recipe

Gigi’s Cupcakes icing recipe have become one of the most popular cupcake stores in America. They are famously known for their delicious cake flavors and mouth-watering frosting. They have become a staple for cupcake lovers all over.

Gigi’s Cupcakes are known for their classic and unique flavors, attracting many people. Their cupcakes are topped with a signature high two swirls, making the cupcakes irresistible. Luckily, Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi’s frosting, has shared some of her tasty recipes.

This frosting recipe from Gigi goes with her Hunka Chunka Banana Love Cupcake. This recipe is easy to make and will leave you wanting more.

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Gigi’s Cupcakes Icing Recipe: What You Will Need

Ingredients:

To make this recipe you will need:

  •         1 cup of butter, softened
  •         1 small banana, mashed
  •         2 pounds powdered sugar
  •         2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Equipment:

To prepare this frosting, you will need a stand mixer.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Icing Recipe: Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Beat the Butter and Banana

In the stand mixer, beat together the banana and the butter on medium speed until they reach a smooth consistency.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Icing Recipe: What You Will Need

Step Two: Adding the Powdered Sugar and Vanilla

Slowly add in the powdered sugar and then the vanilla extract. Beat the frosting together on medium speed for three minutes until it is stiff. If it is too stiff add milk by the tablespoon. If the frosting is too soft, add more powdered sugar slowly.  

Adding a drizzle of chocolate ganache really compliments this creamy buttercream. You can also try making the banana cupcake from Gigi, which is one of her personal all-time favorites.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Icing Recipe: Step by Step Instructions

This frosting recipe is made to go with Gigi’s Hunka Chunka Banana Love Cupcake, which is a twist on the classic banana bread. However, this frosting also pairs great with other flavors of cupcakes. To take this frosting to the next notch, you can add some chocolate ganache on top.

If you are not a fan of bananas you can try making this frosting without the mashed banana. It may require you to add some milk or extra powdered sugar to get it to reach the right consistency.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Icing Recipe: Tips and Tricks

If you want to recreate Gigi’s signature high two swirls get a frosting bag with a round tip. Then take your frosting bag and fill with your frosting and make sure it is tightened. Once your cupcake is cooled, begin frosting it left of center and slowly start making the two swirls.

It may take some practice to get your swirls right, so make sure to start out slow so you have more control over it. It is best to use frosting that is room temperature in order to frost your cupcake smoothly. 

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Amazing Gigi’s Frosting Recipe

Gigi’s Cupcakes have become one of the most popular cupcake stores in America. They are famously known for their delicious cake flavors and mouth-watering frosting. They have become a staple for cupcake lovers all over.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing Gigi’s Frosting Recipe
Servings: 24 frosted cupcakes
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 small banana mashed
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Step One: Beat the Butter and Banana
    In the stand mixer, beat together the banana and the butter on medium speed until they reach a smooth consistency.
  • Step Two: Adding the Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
    Slowly add in the powdered sugar and then the vanilla extract. Beat the frosting together on medium speed for three minutes until it is stiff. If it is too stiff add milk by the tablespoon. If the frosting is too soft, add more powdered sugar slowly.

Notes

If you want to recreate Gigi’s signature high two swirls get a frosting bag with a round tip. Then take your frosting bag and fill with your frosting and make sure it is tightened. Once your cupcake is cooled, begin frosting it left of center and slowly start making the two swirls.
It may take some practice to get your swirls right, so make sure to start out slow so you have more control over it. It is best to use frosting that is room temperature in order to frost your cupcake smoothly.
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