From classic vanilla buttercream to a billowy meringue, there are many ways to frost a cupcake.
2. Upgraded cream cheese
Cream cheese creates a light, fluffy frosting that’s delicious with carrot, red velvet or even chocolate cakes. For a tangy, citrusy frosting, add lemon zest. Or, for a more elegant version, try blending the frosting with caramel or substituting mascarpone for the American-style cream cheese.