Have You Seen These?

Baking By gottabakenow Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 4:54pm by peacockplace

gottabakenow Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:05am
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kinda cute.

www.cupcakecaps.com

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aa053103 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:31am
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It is cute. I thought at first it was some king of stencil or mold. I think it's kind of expensive if you are going to use these on a cupcake that is to be sold. Just a thought.

foxymomma521 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:37am
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Originally Posted by aa053103

It is cute. I thought at first it was some king of stencil or mold. I think it's kind of expensive if you are going to use these on a cupcake that is to be sold. Just a thought.



I agree... wish I would have thought of it icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

veronica970206 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:40am
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Is it just me, or does anyone else not know what to think of that? Cute, but it leaves me with this feeling like....WHAT??? I understand the instructions and what they are promoting, but I guess what I am feeling is why? Even before I took classes, I enjoyed frosting cupcakes and adding all the sprinkles, and lil decorations you get from the store and I would not imagine placing a "cap" on top of something that is already good. I understand some aim for presentation, but for me it can look great, but it has to taste great too.

Sincerely,
Veronica

PS They have a great sense of humor

mgdqueen Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:41am
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Are they fondant??

foxymomma521 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:03pm
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Originally Posted by mgdqueen

Are they fondant??



Yes... I think Wilton gives instructions for them in their F&G class book, but I could be wrong...

gottabakenow Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:05pm
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"And NO! They are NOT made of fondant.
They're MUCH better than that!"

not fondant?? so what are they then?

they do have a great sense of humor.

foxymomma521 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:12pm
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Maybe some form of RBC then? Here are the ingredients...
Ingredients: Cane sugar, Corn syrup, Dextrose, Cornstarch,
Water, Gelatin, Natural and artificial flavors, Artificial colors, Tetrasodium

gottabakenow Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:16pm
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oh could be!

sweetideas Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 12:06pm
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They seem very expensive, but someone like me who, despite loving to decorate, tends for things NOT to come out the way I hoped, well, it'd be nice to have something on hand to cover up my mistakes. icon_smile.gif

aswartzw Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:27pm
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Just think about it... the new wedding trend. Who needs a cake when you can make your own cupcakes and voila.... gorgeous and error-proof.

Honestly, I think it's a fantastic idea and it's going in my faves!

ninalou Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 10:43pm
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Personally i think they're hideous!
If you want something that looks 'manufactured' then you might as well get store bought cakes.

I much prefer a slightly less than perfect hand made cupcake!! icon_smile.gif

Homemade-Goodies Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 10:57pm
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I'm with you, ninalou - they are appalling!! I'd never have them - for a client, or for myself! bah!

pinklesley1 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:03pm
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i think that they are ok looking but, i would never use them, you dont now how they make them... if they are clean... too many ifs

poshcakedesigns Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:16pm
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I think there o.k. but NOT something I'd put on a cupcake.

tyty Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by ninalou

Personally i think they're hideous!
If you want something that looks 'manufactured' then you might as well get store bought cakes.

I much prefer a slightly less than perfect hand made cupcake!! icon_smile.gif




Ditto to that!

melodyscakes Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:39pm
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there cute, if you can't decorate at all.
but I want to eat my cupcake!


melody

weirkd Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:40pm
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Its a cute idea but I just think it will give more people the impression that they can get gorgeous cakes without effort and think that we should be giving the stuff away because its so effortless!

summernoelle Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:46pm
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It's kinda funny how they put a photo of Martha Stewart Weddings on there. Not that they claimed to be in it or anything, but when you first see it you think "wow! Were they in that magazine?" And then you just see that "Martha" suggests doing cupcakes for weddings.
LOL
I don't think they are that bad. Some of them are pretty. But I could do it myself.

JenInAZ Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 9:39pm
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What worries me is that they're produced in a place that also handles nuts... Could pose a problem at a bigger event where someone wouldn't think to ask if the frosting had contact with nuts... yikes!!

bellejoey Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 9:59pm
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Still wondering what they are made of. It says on the website that they will last forever! Hmmmm....and not fondant...hmmmm...

chovest Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:03pm
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Hmm...

In the "how to" section it says, "Bake the cupcakes so that the edge of the cupcake is just a little below the top edge of the cupcake paper. That seems to leave just about the right amount of space for frosting."

I'm not sure about anyone else, but that seems as though it would result in a small serving. Personally, I'd be very disappointed! Half cake, half "firm but very bitable" topping. I'll pass! I like my cupcakes to have tops. icon_wink.gif

gottabakenow Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:04pm
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someone on the first page- forget who- suggested that maybe they're made out some kind of rolled buttercream. i think they are. take a look at the ingredients.

aligotmatt Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:19pm
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their faq's page is interesting... all the <wink>'s don't say pro to me, know what I mean?

chovest Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:20pm
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I don't think they are RBC, they are fat-free.

The ingredients as mentioned earlier are: Ingredients: Cane sugar, Corn syrup, Dextrose, Cornstarch,
Water, Gelatin, Natural and artificial flavors, Artificial colors, Tetrasodium

Even though it says they are not fondant, the ingredients are similar to fondant. I still say, "hmmm..."

Jocmom Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:24pm
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Originally Posted by bellejoey

Still wondering what they are made of. It says on the website that they will last forever! Hmmmm....and not fondant...hmmmm...




That seems frightening. I was thinking that they were molded chocolate - but chocolate won't last forever. This "mystery topping" doesn't appeal to me.

bartar01 Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:33pm
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Under FAQs:

"You have an event. You want fabulous cupcakes. You have a budget and/or you want to do at least part of the project yourself (do your friends call you "Martha"?). You bake the cupcakes, schmear a little frosting on, plop Cupcake Caps on top, and Ta Da! You have beautiful, party-ready cupcakes. : ) "

I am pretty sure "Martha" would decorate her own cupcakes.

Win Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 10:35pm
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They are interesting and have the clean look of the cupcakes that
Elisa Strauss creates... but I wonder if you would not simply have the same reaction that you get with most fondant cakes --simply pull the top of the cupcake off and toss it aside in order to get to the good stuff.

Honeydukes Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 2:01am
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Sounds like marshmallow. It'd get "firm but bitey" over time. I wonder what they're using to get those deep impressions. Candy molds?

I guess if you want to make your own cupcakes, but don't have any decorating knowledge/ talent and you wanted them to look "perfect" they'd work. But I agree. I love the beauty of imperfections.

Jocmom Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 12:30pm
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I'm tempted to order some just to see what they're made out of . . . they'd have to have some type of ingredient list wouldn't they?

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