You know when you ice a cupcake with a tip and you swirl it around like an ice cream cone...Well some of the edges of the cupcake doesn't get covered...My question is do you think that looks okay.I mean I worry about the cake drying out if the icing doesn't completely cover the cupcake.Sometimes I do my orders a day or so in advance and I've touched the outer cake and it seems dry.Do you think the customers will feel that I haven't covered the cupcake enough?
As a consumer only, of cupcakes, and an admirer of really well done ones....I personally like the edges exposed. A perfectly executed swirl of frosting, with a bit of cuppy top showing on the edges is what does it for me!
BTW...until I read the whole post, going on the title only, I was prepared to read about exposed cake edges, like seeing the board exposed. Aiiiiiii! No exposed board! Lol....
Thanks Jamie...yeah when I re-read the title I should have worded it a bit different.
Now I want a cupcake. With a perfect swirl of frosting. And a silver dragee on top.
I kind of like seeing the cake edge as well, only because it makes identifying the type of cake you're about to consume that much easier. Adds to the anticipation of that first bite.
Sometimes I frost the entire top and notice my icing will droop a little towards the edges so lately I've been trying to keep it up top only.
I prefer the cupcake to show, as well. That way I know what kind I am getting. And there is something about the outer edge showing that seems very appealing to the eye!. I don't know. I am probably some kind of cake freak-lol!!!!
Kiddiekakes, thanks for asking the round robin on this subject...I've had the same worry! I find a personal struggle between too much frosting, and worrying that I look 'cheap' by not covering the entire top.
I think it depends on the style of cupcake. Some look great with a little cake showing and some with a lot showing, and some cover all the cake and look just right. I saw some cuppies at Wal Mart the other day that actually made me stopped to look. They were actually very pretty, with a nice round swirl of icing on top and a jelly bean. I like all kinds of looks on cuppies. I have some to make this week for a bake sale at our local indoor pool. Not sure yet what I'll be doing with them but I may just leave a little bit of cake showing.
Sometimes I do my orders a day or so in advance and I've touched the outer cake and it seems dry.
I've never done it, but I've read on here many times that you should brush the top of the cupcake with simple syrup (equal parts boiling water and granulated sugar) to hold in the moisture. Then, you can do a swirl that doesn't cover the edges.
You know....I think I will try that!!! It just makes sense!! Thanks a bunch!!