The first request I had from my husband was a Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting. I dove into this whole cupcake business with no experience at all, so this sounded like a really hard task. Luckily, I had a box of Funfetti cake mix that my Mother-in-Law sent me, so I didn't really have to worry about the cupcake itself.
For the frosting, I had to do a Google search for a recipe. I had NO IDEA where to begin with making a butter cream frosting, so naturally I needed help. I found this recipe and followed it pretty well, except I didn't have any espresso powder and I didn't use the rum. ;) And I didn't realize how much frosting this recipe actually made because I still have leftover frosting in my freezer, haha. But, I would say, for my first attempt at making a butter cream frosting, this turned out amazing. It was light and fluffy and tasted like heaven. What more could you ask for in a frosting, honestly?!
As for my piping skills, yeah... Still working on that! I am saving my pennies for an awesome piping set, but until then I guess I will keep using ziplock bags. :)