So this wasn't a total disaster as my cupcakes were *just* for my daughter's girl scout holiday celebration but I was disappointed just the same. I put mini candy canes on buttercream last night and by this afternoon, the candy canes had started to run . . . A little messy but they still tasted great. At least a room of 8 year olds thought so (and so did their parents)!
I also got to reuse my cupcake stand . . .
Thanks for the tip dljc! Hope I'll remember that when the time comes. Cupcakes look great anyway!
Darling cake & cupcakes!
Yep, sugar will suck the moisture out of anything--the air, buttercream, etc.-- and promptly melt.
If you coat the back of something sugar with some royal, or chocolate, you can fend off the dreaded melt for a while. Or, just put sugar things at the very last minute.
They are still very cute. If your kids are like mine, they loved them just the same ! BTW I love the stand !!!
Where did my post go? I replied to this already but it's not here?
Anyway ... this scares me since I have a candy barrel to make for tomorrow and was going to use candy sticks for the outside. Yikes!
I did the same thing this week, only I used the round peppermints broken up on a cake....by the next day when the cake was served it was just kind of an ooey gooey pile. Oh well, still tasted good!
As the others have said, it's true about keeping candy off the cake until the day off. Always wait until as late as possible.