Lovely Cupcake

Baking By Charmed Updated 20 Apr 2010 , 12:50am by Charmed

Charmed Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 3:19am
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I just saw this cupcake and it is so beautiful...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smallthingsiced/4352324882/in/set-72157604435903660/
My question is how to get the top of cupcake round and puffed up like this?

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mamawrobin Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 4:12am
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That is so pretty! I use to make some similar to these in a bakery where I worked. I used the large cupcake tip (not the one that makes the swirl design but the one with a plain large open hole) and piped on a large amount of buttercream. Then I would kind of roll the top of the cupcake to form the icing in a mound. I hope that this makes sense. I am not very good at giving directions.

redpanda Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 7:48am
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I looked at some of her other photos, and in this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/smallthingsiced/4348775794/in/set-72157604435903660/ she explained that the cupcake had a "generous helping of...buttercream topped with a circle of fondant lightly dusted with lilac lustre [dust]".

neelycharmed Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 10:05am
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so very pretty, wish I had enough time to make those kinds of cupcakes.
icon_smile.gif Jodi

Bel_Anne Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 11:07am
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Could also put firm ganache under the fondant... icon_smile.gif

Charmed Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 12:50am
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thanks all for your help thumbs_up.gif

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