Cupcake Decorating

Baking By cmccann43 Updated 21 Mar 2010 , 2:20am by cmccann43

cmccann43 Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm
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I am doing a wedding in May and they have requested 360 mini cupcakes decorated with buttercream. They also want little "C's" for their last name on each cupcake. What would be the best time-saving way to do this? That's alot of C's!!

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AngelaM Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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I would cut them out of fondant with a premade cutter.

Cake-makerz Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 3:16pm
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I would write them with icing !

prterrell Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 4:29pm
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I would do them ahead of time in either fondant or gumpaste with a cutter.

dsilvest Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 4:55pm
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dsilvest Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 4:55pm
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You would definately save time by cutting them out of fondant now and storing them until the wedding. It wouldn't take long to apply them later.

MsCupcake Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:50pm
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You could use a chocolate mold, or simply use chocolate and write out "C"s on wax paper.

Also, I don't know if this would save time, but you could make sugar cookies, cut out a C and then place the cookie round ontop of the cupcake.


JGMB Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by MsCupcake

You could use a chocolate mold, or simply use chocolate and write out "C"s on wax paper. -J

That's what I was going to suggest. I made 48 hearts for the valentine cupcakes in my photos, and it literally took a few minutes.

Cake-makerz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 9:55am
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How do you do this?

JGMB Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by Cake-makerz

How do you do this?

I'm not sure if you were asking me, but I'll answer anyway! I found a heart clip-art that I liked online and printed as many as I could on one page, but allowing about 1" space around each one. I then taped that onto a cookie sheet with a piece of wax paper on top of it. I melted white chocolate (you could also use colored Candy Melts) in the microwave, poured it into a piping bag with a #3 tip, then traced each of the hearts. It was so quick and easy! Just let them set up to dry. You could do this as far ahead as you wanted to.

In your case, you could choose whatever font and size letter C you wanted and do the same. Also, I think you said you needed 360 of them. So, if you don't have enough cookie sheets to accommodate that many, you could just tape the pattern/wax paper to your kitchen counter. The chocolate doesn't take too long to set up, so they wouldn't have to be on your counter all day or anything. When they're dry, pop them all into an airtight container for storage. HTH!

Cake-makerz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 1:55pm
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Ok, Thanks JGMB (I wrote it to nobody special)
Maybe it works, looks like very hard! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Renaejrk Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 4:14am
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Or you can use modeling chocolate and a cutter in the letter style you want. They dry hard enough to stand up and taste wonderful!

sugarinspired Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:49am
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you could make cupcake toppers print it and cut with hole puncher and glue it to a dowel and stick them into the cupcakes. maybe you can even do their initials and his last name initial heres a few that i did

Cake-makerz Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:03pm
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wow sugarinspired, they are lovely !

AKS Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 2:46am
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I agree with the chocolate method. I made 48 script "L"s in about 3 minutes. I would suggest, though, using a parchment cone and making the smallest hole possible. The #3 tip is too runny for me, I felt like I didn't have a lot of control over the flow of the chocolate. The parchment was just right. Different strokes, and all that. Good luck!

cmccann43 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:20am
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Thank's guys, for all the great suggestions! I think I may try melting the chocolate and writing the C's. Sounds the easiest! What a help ya'll are!!

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