TheTacoGod Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 6:41am
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If you make cupcakes and have them sitting out for a few hours, how do you keep them soft and moist? I have found that when I make them, but have to wait until the event which could be a few hours away, makes the cake and frosting harden. How do I keep this from happening?

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Dayti Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 10:51am
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Your cake shouldn't harden within a few hours, so you may need to look at other recipes. As for the frosting, you could try a meringue buttercream as it doesn't crust over like a traditional buttercream.

BatterUpCake Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 11:06am
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If you are using American Buttercream it is supposed to form a hard crust on the outside. Have you actually tried the cupcakes to see if the cake is hard? The ABC should keep them nice and moist. If not then you need to find a new recipe.

MBalaska Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 3:44am
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Originally Posted by Dayti 

Your cake shouldn't harden within a few hours, so you may need to look at other recipes. As for the frosting, you could try a meringue buttercream as it doesn't crust over like a traditional buttercream.

Absolutely.

MBalaska Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 3:47am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 

If you are using American Buttercream it is supposed to form a hard crust on the outside. Have you actually tried the cupcakes to see if the cake is hard? The ABC should keep them nice and moist. If not then you need to find a new recipe.

Positively. 

MBalaska Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 3:49am
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didn't you say yesterday that your cupcakes were not cooking properly, some were uncooked, now they're dry. maybe someone you know who bakes well could tutor you a bit. just to get you kick started.

chichier Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 7:27am
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Originally Posted by Dayti 

Your cake shouldn't harden within a few hours, so you may need to look at other recipes. As for the frosting, you could try a meringue buttercream as it doesn't crust over like a traditional buttercream.

 

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