Can You Tell Me What Kind Of Icing This Is?

Baking By josweets Updated 3 Dec 2010 , 10:38pm by Navyempress

josweets Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 3:35pm
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I am wondering what kind of icing this is on her cupcakes:

http://www.taylormadecupcakes.co.uk/cake-gallery

See photo numbers 41, 43, and 7 in particular.

I thought someone here might know? I love how it lines up with the baking cup and fills the ridges in perfectly. Thank you icon_biggrin.gif

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aswartzw Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 3:40pm
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My guess would be poured fondant.

imagenthatnj Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 3:47pm
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Poured fondant. Definitely.

josweets Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 3:48pm
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Thank you so much!

brincess_b Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 3:53pm
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is also agree thats poured fondant - but a thick glace icing, while having a different look, would also line up with the case, and is very easy!
xx

josweets Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:06am
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I'll confess that this was the first I'd heard of "poured fondant", so I did some research after reading your responses and tried it this evening. This is one of the cupcakes:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1882996


It's a vanilla cupcake with black poured fondant and gumpaste flower. Not quite as "clean" as the one I first linked to in this thread, but I'm impressed with how it turned out for my first time. icon_smile.gif Thank you for introducing me to this new technique! thumbs_up.gif

steffla Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:20am
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I have never tried poured fondant. Do you pour it right on top of the cupcake in the wrapper? And would you do the same with the thick glaze mentioned earlier? Would be interested to try this!

sillywabbitz Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:21am
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Your cupcakes turned out great. I keep meaning to try poured fondant. How did the cupcakes taste?

caymancake Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:28am
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Your cupcake came out great! What recipe for poured fondant did you use? I would love to try some myself icon_smile.gif.

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:44am
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Just an FYI - poured fondant is super sweet. I'd make a small batch first, just to taste it, before using it on cupcakes.

I've only ever used it on petit fours. I'm not a fan of it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Apti Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:53am
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Originally Posted by josweets

It's a vanilla cupcake with black poured fondant and gumpaste flower. Not quite as "clean" as the one I first linked to in this thread, but I'm impressed with how it turned out for my first time. icon_smile.gif Thank you for introducing me to this new technique! thumbs_up.gif




Ok, now, josweets, false modesty is not at all becoming. "Not quite as clean" indeed! That cupcake was beautiful! Good job! Now you have us all excited over this new technique. Please post the link to the instructions you used to make that darling cupcake. Was it "too sweet" like playingwithsugar indicated? How did it taste compared to buttercream? What is the texture like when you bite into the cupcake?

josweets Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 3:54am
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Steffla - I did try pouring it at first, but it didn't really work the way I thought it would. So I tried dipping them and that's what worked best for me. I just turned the cupcake upside down and dipped it. Then I carefully lifted them up so that it wouldn't drip down the sides.

sillywabbitz - They tasted "ok" if I'm being honest. It's probably because I just melted ready made fondant instead of making my own. Maybe MMF or another recipe would have tasted better, I'm not sure.

I think I might try a homemade fondant recipe next time, or maybe even use candy melts or a glaze icing. Thank you for the comments!

Theresa - you are correct! Very sweet indeed. They look great but definitely lack in flavor.

imagenthatnj Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:00am
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This is just one of the ways...and one of the recipes...

http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-cover-cupcakes-with-poured-fondant/

imagenthatnj Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:04am
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And from Peggy Porschen...thread in CC. It's in all her books.


josweets Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:05am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Apti

Quote:
Originally Posted by josweets

It's a vanilla cupcake with black poured fondant and gumpaste flower. Not quite as "clean" as the one I first linked to in this thread, but I'm impressed with how it turned out for my first time. icon_smile.gif Thank you for introducing me to this new technique! thumbs_up.gif



Ok, now, josweets, false modesty is not at all becoming. "Not quite as clean" indeed! That cupcake was beautiful! Good job! Now you have us all excited over this new technique. Please post the link to the instructions you used to make that darling cupcake. Was it "too sweet" like playingwithsugar indicated? How did it taste compared to buttercream? What is the texture like when you bite into the cupcake?



LOL, well thank you Apti! icon_redface.gif I answered the taste question while you were posting, so see above, but yes, the taste left a lot to be desired. I'm going to keep working on it though and can hopefully formulate a recipe that tastes well with the same texture.

josweets Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

And from Peggy Porschen...thread in CC. It's in all her books.





THANK YOU!!!

Navyempress Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 6:14am
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You can get this same effect by melting candy coating and either dipping or spooning it on.

Apti Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by Navyempress

You can get this same effect by melting candy coating and either dipping or spooning it on.




Dude!! Now THAT sounds good!
(BTW, I loved your giving advice quote)

neelycharmed Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 12:47pm
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icon_smile.gif Thanks for posting this icon_smile.gif
There are some great hints and tips.
Jodi icon_smile.gif

mclaren Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by josweets

Steffla - I did try pouring it at first, but it didn't really work the way I thought it would. So I tried dipping them and that's what worked best for me. I just turned the cupcake upside down and dipped it. Then I carefully lifted them up so that it wouldn't drip down the sides.

sillywabbitz - They tasted "ok" if I'm being honest. It's probably because I just melted ready made fondant instead of making my own. Maybe MMF or another recipe would have tasted better, I'm not sure.

I think I might try a homemade fondant recipe next time, or maybe even use candy melts or a glaze icing. Thank you for the comments!

Theresa - you are correct! Very sweet indeed. They look great but definitely lack in flavor.




josweets, how do you melt your fondant? Other than using microwave (I don't have one)?
I really would like to try this method, at least once..

Navyempress Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 10:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Apti

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navyempress

You can get this same effect by melting candy coating and either dipping or spooning it on.



Dude!! Now THAT sounds good!
(BTW, I loved your giving advice quote)




LOL, thank you. I sometimes think of it when my mother-in-law is visiting. I have yet to say it to her.. maybe one day.. haha..

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