Got cupcakes from a bakery that’s supposed to be the best in town for my wife’s birthday. They were decent, but the frosting was all fluffy and light and airy and barely tasted like anything… I’m used to frosting that’s heavy and dense and very flavorful (chocolaty). I recall the same thing with a store-bought birthday cake a year ago or so. Is this a new trend for frosting? Most other cakes I’ve had in the last few years were made by older relatives, with the heavy and dense frosting.
Is there some word for these styles of frosting, so I can tell bakers which one I want?