Help, Can Anyone Tell Me How To Make These A Perfect Dome?

Baking By CEStennett Updated 30 Jan 2011 , 3:24am by cabecakes

CEStennett Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:25pm
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A friend of mine has asked me to make these cupcakes for her and
I'm just not sure how to get that perfect dome?!? Any suggestions?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftyconfections/3316413054/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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monkee73 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 8:07pm
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I'd like to know also!!!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 8:24pm
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Is that molded chocolate? If so the dome might be made using the Wilton mini ball pan. Or do you think that would be too big at 3.5 x 3.5?

brensmom12 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 8:26pm
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I would ask the person who made them (crafty creations). They are very cute!

kelly75 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:51am
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It isn't chocolate, just a some buttercream on top of the cupcake, then a circle of fondant laid over and tucked into the edges of the case. How much buttercream and the size of the circle are trial and error and will determine how big your dome is! (I am Crafty Confections! icon_biggrin.gif )

sweettoothmom1 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 10:01pm
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Kelly75: your work is awesome. I've been a flickr for a while and admire your work.

do you smooth out the buttercream with something before putting the fondant on top? what size cutter did you use, if you dont mind. I'd like to try it out and use that as a starting point. TIA

kelly75 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 10:10pm
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Kelly75: your work is awesome. I've been a flickr for a while and admire your work.

do you smooth out the buttercream with something before putting the fondant on top? what size cutter did you use, if you dont mind. I'd like to try it out and use that as a starting point. TIA




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You can use a small ice-cream scoop to put a dome of buttercream on if it helps you get them all a uniform size, I just put a blob on with a pallet knife and smooth it out. I have a set of different sized circle cutters and which one I use depends on how big a dome I'm making and also the size of the cupcake case. I sometimes have to try a couple of different sizes, it varies each time.

tiggy2 Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 10:46pm
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You can make the top with the mini sports ball pan and attach it with BC.

FromScratchSF Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by kelly75

It isn't chocolate, just a some buttercream on top of the cupcake, then a circle of fondant laid over and tucked into the edges of the case. How much buttercream and the size of the circle are trial and error and will determine how big your dome is! (I am Crafty Confections! icon_biggrin.gif )




OK Those are freakin adorable!

cabecakes Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 3:24am
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Nice job Kelly75. Very neatly done.

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