Baseball Cupcakes...your Expertise/opinions Wanted!

Baking By flourpowerMN Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 3:27am by marag

flourpowerMN Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 9:04pm
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Ok, I've carefully searched for posts related to this topic and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Hopefully the Cupcake PhD's can help!

I'm making 60 cupcakes this weekend to take to a potluck. Thought I would do a baseball theme since we're getting together with families from the baseball team.

I'm planning to do 1/2 vanilla, 1/2 chocolate cupcakes with the tops looking like a baseball.

My questions are:

Domed cupcake or flat cupcake?

Fondant or BC for the base? (I'm partial to fondant)

Royal icing or ?? for the stitches?

I'm not planning to fill these cupcakes since most of them will be eaten by kids who won't care anyway. And, the fact that I'm not getting paid makes that decision a lot easier too. icon_wink.gif

If anyone has any other decorating ideas for the top, I would love to hear those too. Thanks in advance everyone!

7 replies
jammjenks Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 10:15pm
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I would do them domed, covered in smooth white bc, and use red bc for the stitches.

mbpbrighteyes Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:16pm
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I agree... I'd do domed cuppies, and I would also do buttercream for the icing!

flourpowerMN Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 4:56pm
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Domed cuppies...check!

Buttercream...making tomorrow!

marag Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 2:29am
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I made baseball themed cupcakes last year for my son's tee ball team. I made royal icing gloves with a baseball and royal icing plates with a RI bat. I also did cardinals since that was his team.

I love making the royal icing toppers because I can do it in advance, and then when it comes time to ice the cupcakes, I just do a simple swirl.

Here's a picture. I hope it helps!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1285769

Mara

cylstrial Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm
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Marag - I love your baseball cupcakes. Too cute!

flourpowerMN Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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I ended up using fondant as the final topper for the cupcakes. Me + smoothing BC do not mix! icon_wink.gif I think they turned out great!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1426469

marag Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 3:27am
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Thanks cylstrial!

flourpowerMN, they really look great! thumbs_up.gif

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