I have an order for 200 cupcakes and a cake due Saturday morning at 9, if I start decorating them on Thursday, finish on Friday, will they be okay? How should I store them after they're decorated, should I store them in the fridge or just put them in the boxes that I will be transporting them in? Should I maybe brush them with a simple syrup before icing them. They'll be iced in buttercream, with a tiger's face piped on in buttercream. Sorry for all the questions, I am new to this, and unfortunately all I've been thinking about, and stressing about is the cupcakes. I can totally do the cakes, but these 200 cupcakes are killing me. Thank you.[/list]
They should be fine....store them in the boxes (with lids hopefully) that you will be transporting them in and they'll stay fresh!
aslong as you totally cover the top of the cupcakes with buttercream and leave no gaps then they should be fine as they are sealed..
sometimes its easier to do a thin layer of Glase icing before piping your buttercream to make sure it is sealed.
hope this helps
Emma's comments are right on. As long the all cake is covered with icing they will be fine.
Use a crumb coat, brush with simple syrup of glaze 1st to seal the cake then you can put as much or little icing on it as you want.
Can you explain what you mean by glaze? what is the glaze made of? Thanks
Icing sugar and a small drop of boling water
you only need a really small amount of water.. it needs to be runny but not to runny.
Icing sugar? Are you talking about powdered sugar? Can you be a little more specific as to amounts? Thx!
Not sure as i am from england, but im guessing icing sugar and powdered sugar are the same.
About 1 tea spoon of water to 3 table spoons of icing sugar.