What Happened To My Cupcakes....? (Pic Included)

Decorating By buttercreamkisses Updated 12 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm by buttercreamkisses

buttercreamkisses Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 8:36pm
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Yesterday the icing looked so smooth (I used the petite four icing from the recipes on this site).

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hilly Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 9:29pm
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It looks like it melted.

sweetcravings Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 11:28pm
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That would be my first guess too. Were they fully cooled before you iced them? I know sometimes you think it's cooled but when you feel underneath the cake its still warm in spots.

solascakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:13pm
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woww, it does look melted though.

sweetcakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm
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did you pre ice them with buttercream,like a crumb coat. id say the cakes absorbed some of the icing. petit fours generally have a thin coat of icing or marzipan on the surface before pouring on the fondant.

CanadianChick Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 8:24pm
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

did you pre ice them with buttercream,like a crumb coat. id say the cakes absorbed some of the icing. petit fours generally have a thin coat of icing or marzipan on the surface before pouring on the fondant.




definitely - before using a poured icing on a cake, you want to apply buttercream, apricot glaze or something like that...otherwise the cake will absorb the thin glaze.

buttercreamkisses Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm
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ahhh... nope just poured the icing on. We'll file it under live and learn. I ended up scrapping the whole easter egg cupcake ideas for Easter dinner when I saw them like that and went with an angel lush cake instead.

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