lucysmam Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 10:42am
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& the answer is probably something very obvious once I've been told it! But I'm going to ask anyway

How do you get that perfect circle of icing on top of a cupcake???

I am baffled as to how perfect they can be! Mine never look so neat & polished!

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EyeCandy Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 12:37pm
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What do you mean circle, with icing? A swirl or a regular thick circle?

punkinpie Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 12:46pm
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Are you referring to a swirl? If you are, here is a link to the Wilton 1M tip swirl instructions.

http://www.wilton.com/technique/1M-Swirl

bbmom Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 12:54pm
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I also use the 1M and wilton method for the swirl, but I dont do the 2nd swirl as instructed. I just use more pressure as I get to the center, depending on how tall I want my frosting to be.

EyeCandy Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:00pm
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If I want a raised top, I'll pipe a big dot of frosting in the middle of the cupcake top, than I'll make my 1M or other swirl around that... the little lump of frosting in the middle gets hidden and creates an extra lift so it doesn't sink in if its still too warm. icon_biggrin.gif

lucysmam Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:20pm
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Sorry, I wasn't very clear there was I. I actually meant the circles that look like fondant rounds placed on top of the cupcake. Is that what they are?

That link is useful though, I'll have a go at that the next time I make some cupcakes

cylstrial Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:23pm
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Lucy -- could you post a pic? I'm really confused now. =o)

EyeCandy Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:30pm
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I think I know what you're talking about, and if so, yes they are made with fondant. I have no experience there....

Susie53 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:31pm
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punkinpie, I love your avatar! The cuppie is just beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif

punkinpie Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:32pm
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Originally Posted by Susie53

punkinpie, I love your avatar! The cuppie is just beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif




Thanks Susie53! You just made my day icon_smile.gif

paolacaracas Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:48pm

Yes, thats just fondant cut with a round cutter the size of your cupcake's top. You have to cut the top to make it flat first.

justgale Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:49pm

If your talking about something like the picture below (not mine) then I read that they just leaveled the top of the cupcakes first and then cut out the round fondant and applied it. Added a few dots and ribbion roses and they were done. I can't remember the site that I saved this from. HTH
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tiawanna02 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 1:58pm

i think you can use rolled buttercream to achieve that, its bascially stiffen butter that can be rolled. here's a link for it http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-22-how-to-cover-your-cake.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7400-rolled-buttercream-icing.html

Hope this helps!!!!

lucysmam Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:00pm

Yeah, they're what I meant! I have been wondering how they were so perfect & all the same size & now I know. Thanks for having the patience to explain to me icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:57pm

Now it makes sense!!

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