I did a batch of normal size cupcakes and a mini size cupcakes for two persons last nite. I hope they will like it. The mini ones are for children at a childcare centre who are having an early Christmas celebration.
I tried once making buttercream using butter and some shortening. The taste is really not so nice, so back to my fresh cream again. I guess I am not willing to compromise the taste for the not easily melt buttercream frosting. Anyway, most cupcakes you see out there uses buttercream and certain amount of Crisco or shortening to help it keep its shape and last longer outside in room temperature.