How Can I Make Buttercream Icing Sticky?

Baking By dorothymarie Updated 30 May 2011 , 5:36am by Cupcations

dorothymarie Posted 29 May 2011 , 2:12pm
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I am making cupcakes and using leftover crusting buttercream. The cupcakes have sprinkles but they just roll off even if I put them on immediately. What can I put in or on the icing to make it sticky?


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KalliCakes Posted 29 May 2011 , 2:34pm
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You may want to add more liquid to the icing or very, very lightly spray the finished cones with water and sprinkle--there is the risk that the colors of the sprinkles will bleed, so use as little water as possible. Or, re-whip your icing with a bit more liquid and sprinkle them quickly after icing them. Good luck!

carmijok Posted 29 May 2011 , 2:38pm
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If your buttercream crusts that quickly then I would add the sprinkles each time you frost a cupcake and not wait to do it all at once.

Cupcations Posted 30 May 2011 , 5:36am
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I have the same problem with dragees..
So the best thing to do as carmijok said is to sprinkle them immediately after icing & dont wait to do them all together...
Another thing you can try is using a non crusting BC recipe

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