raqgen Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 3:14pm
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Hello all,
I was wondering if any one could help explain to me how to make my fondant sit flush on the edges of a cupcake case. I recently saw a picture( link below) on flickr and would like to try it on my next batch of decorated cupcakes.
Thanks in advance


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/4333866327/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/4333866327/

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Mandyjb74 Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 8:25pm
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These could either be poured liquid fondant or rolled fondant. For both you will need to make sure that the cupcake is below the wrapper top so fill them a little less. For poured fondant you have to be fast pour a spoonful on top and tap the cake against the counter till even. Rolled fondant I put a layer of buttercream cut a circle of fondant and then use a cake smoother
Hope this makes sense

raqgen Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:40pm
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Thanks Mandyjb74. I will try it out this weekend

Ginnycakes Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:56pm
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Looks like poured fondant to me -- that's how you get it into the cupcake pleats.
For rolled fondant, I usually put it on top of the cupcakes when they're still quite warm from the oven; on domed cupcakes, this makes the fondant curve and adhere to the edges. I've never tried it, but it might also melt the fondant into the cupcake pleats if the cuppie is flat.

imagenthatnj Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 9:57pm
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Poured liquid fondant.

Look at it here. She went lower on her level.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/3407409738/in/set-72157622810888141

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/2840260668/in/set-72157622810888141

Mrs_Cupcake Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 10:00pm
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In the comment section she says it is sugar pastor over a layer of buttercream, although I'm not sure how to get the do smooth

imagenthatnj Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 10:04pm
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Actually, she says this:

Thanks!! It's royal icing, made up slightly runny

(I guess that royal icing gets hard, though).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/2840260668/in/set-72157622810888141

(bottom)

raqgen Posted 5 Aug 2011 , 10:04pm
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Thanks for the response guys. Will be trying it out this weekend
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gscout73 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 1:18am
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I don't see where she says it's royal icing. I see this:

"they're just sugarpaste tops on a layer of buttercream!

Thanks everyone for lovely comments!"

But if it's sugar paste/fondant, she would have to press the thinly rolled fondant on the edge of the cupcake wrappers. I have not seen cupcake wrappers that would be stiff enough for that.

Sandy

mrsg1111 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 1:42am

gscout, i thought the same thing... but there was another post with a different cupcake with pink flowers where she explained it was runny royal icing.. i guess she made them using 2 different techniques. they came out beautiful. I would love to try this.. the royal icing way.. i'm not sure how she got the sugarpaste to work like that. unless she's referring to royal icing as sugar paste....

gscout73 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:14am

So, then the BC would keep the royal from setting completely? Royal dries hard.

While flipping channels one day I saw one of those stupid cooking shows where some woman was trying to tell some other woman who was supposed to be an "average" person how to make and ice cupcakes and the icing she made was royal icing.

She picked up her cupcakes one by one, held them upside down and swirled the top in the royal icing then put them down rightside up. When they went to take a bite of the cupcakes, the royal icing you could see them struggle to break thru, and the icing just broke into pieces and made a mess. It was just aweful.

tracey1970 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:16am

I wonder how you could easily bite into a cupcake that has a layer of royal icing (even runny royal icing) on it? Wouldn't that still be quite hard and crunchy? I've never tried it - just wondering...

imagenthatnj Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

I don't see where she says it's royal icing. I see this:

"they're just sugarpaste tops on a layer of buttercream!

Thanks everyone for lovely comments!"

But if it's sugar paste/fondant, she would have to press the thinly rolled fondant on the edge of the cupcake wrappers. I have not seen cupcake wrappers that would be stiff enough for that.

Sandy






On the link I posted. At the bottom. It makes sense. I have to tell my friend. We always assumed it was poured fondant. Royal icing would be better. Like on a cookie.

gscout73 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Quote:
Originally Posted by gscout73

I don't see where she says it's royal icing. I see this:

"they're just sugarpaste tops on a layer of buttercream!

Thanks everyone for lovely comments!"

But if it's sugar paste/fondant, she would have to press the thinly rolled fondant on the edge of the cupcake wrappers. I have not seen cupcake wrappers that would be stiff enough for that.

Sandy





On the link I posted. At the bottom. It makes sense. I have to tell my friend. We always assumed it was poured fondant. Royal icing would be better. Like on a cookie.




I now see that. But that does not look like the first 2 links. This you can see that it is poured. In the first, the edges look cut or torn in places, and looks like fondant. Very odd..... hmmmm. I would prefer poured fondant over royal icing....

fondantgrl Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:33am

I think the result is too clean to be poured fondant.. Royal icing that is not too stiff sounds more like it.. I like how they look. very nice

fondantgrl Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:35am

or maybe it is soft regular fondant that goes over the edges them glently pushed down in line with the edges and just falls right into place..

Mandyjb74 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 6:04am

What you need to do when it's rolled fondant is cut a circle of fondant slightly bigger than the top of you wrapper then when it's on the cake turn the cake upside down so it sits on the fondant and use the circle cutter over the cake to trim fondant when you turn it right side up use a cake smoother and rub quite hard to push fondant down when you finish the pleats if the wrapper would have cutter the little bits if fondant between the pleats then you tap of use paint brush to get rid of ant waste fondant from the pleats
Again hope thus make sense it's early here lol

Evoir Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 7:32am

Just a quick note - its a common misconception that royal icing on cakes is hard and brittle. Its not. It actually stays marshmallowy under the crust when added in enough layers, as these sorts of cakes were typically done for weddings and special occasions in the UK and Australia before fondant became commonly used.

I imagine you would get a similar effect if you use a thicker layer of royal icing on a cupcake, as shown.

raqgen Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 3:40am

I think I have come to the conclusion that it's poured fondant. I saw this online the other day and it leads me to believe that the picture in my initial post used poured fondant.

http://www.cakejournal.com/cake-gallery/cupcakes-mini-cakes/nggallery/image/cupcakes-decorated-with-poured-fondant-icing

patjobes Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 7:02pm

i am from the uk and use royal icing on my cupcakes we add glycerine to ri and it stays soft, it only goes hard if no glycerine is added as for runouts etc hope that helps

raqgen Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by patjobes

i am from the uk and use royal icing on my cupcakes we add glycerine to ri and it stays soft, it only goes hard if no glycerine is added as for runouts etc hope that helps


Thanks for the tip patjobes

Jens_Cakery Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 9:57am

Hi all - sorry for the late reply but I've only just found this thread. THe tops of those cupcakes ARE covered with sugarpaste - not poured fondant or royal icing. I put it on a layer of buttercream and smooth it down with my smoother. It then 'fills' the cases to the edges. Hope this clears things up.

Jens_Cakery Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:27pm

PS in response to this comment:

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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Poured liquid fondant.

Look at it here. She went lower on her level.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/3407409738/in/set-72157622810888141

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jens_cakery/2840260668/in/set-72157622810888141




THOSE ones were royal icing. in general I use sugarpaste these days though.

raqgen Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by Jens_Cakery

Hi all - sorry for the late reply but I've only just found this thread. THe tops of those cupcakes ARE covered with sugarpaste - not poured fondant or royal icing. I put it on a layer of buttercream and smooth it down with my smoother. It then 'fills' the cases to the edges. Hope this clears things up.




Im soo glad you replied. Thanks a bunch!

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