Is There A Poured Icing That Dried Hard?

Baking By luv2bake6 Updated 10 Oct 2011 , 7:59pm by luv2bake6

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 12:54am
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Hi.
I need an icing that i can dip the cupcake into and then have it dry hard. Is there a recipe out there that can do this? I don't much like using fondant.
Thank you.

11 replies
shanter Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 1:04am
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Do you mean really, really hard? There is royal icing, but I don't think I would use it on a cupcake.

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 1:05am
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No, not bone hard. Just firm so it covers the top of the cupcake without having to use fondant. Tx

Karen421 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 1:48am
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How about a candy coating or a firm ganache?

ddaigle Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:03am
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I dip my cupcakes in royal.

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:09am
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i tried dipping in glace but it just dripped down into the cupcake and then the cupcake actually absorbed it.
ddaigle, do they crack at all when moving or decorating? does the royal absorb into the cake at some point?

SammieB Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:24am
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You could use a poured fondant, like what's on a petit four.

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:44am
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I tried one recipe for poured fondant and it just absorbed into the cupcake as well.

SammieB Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 4:09am
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Was it one you used a food processor for, or just one of the ones that you warm up? The one I've used involves using a food processor, and it definitely didn't absorb.

MamaDear Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 4:43am
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When my daughter was young I used to cover cupcakes with a thin layer of candy melts all the time. I would take a leaf tip or long round tip and fill the insides with buttercream. It was easier to transport them, I just decorated them with a few sprinkles and tossed them in a gallon size ziplock bag and sent them to daycare. The daycare workers loved them because they weren't messy, no frosting on top and the frosting in the middle kept the crumbs stuck together so it was less messy.

cheatize Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 6:45pm
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Recently, I warmed my chocolate buttercream in the microwave and dipped cupcakes into it. It worked perfectly and dried hard.

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 7:59pm
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Have you tried warming your regular buttercream?
How much in advance can this be done?

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