Wedding Cupcakes - Rolled Fondant Or Poured Fonant?

Baking By __Martha__ Updated 10 Oct 2008 , 1:40pm by __Martha__

__Martha__ Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 12:47am
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I have to make 140 wedding cupcakes in a few weeks (along with a small 2-tiered cake for cutting).

I am not worried about the cake, but I am concerned about the logistics of doing 140 cupcakes. The plan is to do chocolate fondant with ribbon roses on top.

My question is this: Am I better to use a layer of apricot jam and then rolled fondant on top OR just dip the cupcakes into the poured fondant mixture?

Which will be easier and also which will keep the cupcakes fresher? I love the look of the rolled fonant, but I'm just wondering if the coating of jam keep them moist inside? I will be baking Friday night, icing Saturday for a Sunday afternoon wedding.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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__Martha__ Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 9:30am
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anyone???

Cakechick123 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 9:51am
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I did some before and used fondant. Rolled out a big piece and then cut circles with a cookie cutter. Mine had a al ayer of bc under the fondant.
If I recall correctly there was 120 cc on this stand
HTH
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1160308

Ps would love to see the result if you use poured fondant, I want to give that a go next time icon_smile.gif

__Martha__ Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 11:26am
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Originally Posted by riana

I did some before and used fondant. Rolled out a big piece and then cut circles with a cookie cutter. Mine had a al ayer of bc under the fondant.
If I recall correctly there was 120 cc on this stand
HTH
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1160308

Ps would love to see the result if you use poured fondant, I want to give that a go next time icon_smile.gif



Very pretty Riana. How far ahead were you able to make them - day before?

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 5:16am
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I did the poured fondant for 100 cupcakes. I have to say I had to do a few before I could perfect it. And keep reheating the fondant. It was messy.

I kept thinking I should have just done the rolled fondant. icon_sad.gif

__Martha__ Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakeshoppe

I did the poured fondant for 100 cupcakes. I have to say I had to do a few before I could perfect it. And keep reheating the fondant. It was messy.

I kept thinking I should have just done the rolled fondant. icon_sad.gif



Okay, that's good to know. I just knew it couldn't be as easy as it sounded! Thank you for your input.

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