Sliding Swirls

Decorating By DebJ812 Updated 30 Aug 2013 , 9:51pm by heartsnsync

DebJ812 Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 2:39pm
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AI'm sure it's the humidity, but the swirls are sliding off my cupcakes. The swirls themselves are not melting, but sliding off in one piece. I thought about a toothpick between the layers of swirl but that only (potentially) works if I deliver them. Thought also about roughing up the top of the cupcake a bit where no one would see it, but not sure that would work. Suggestions? Thanks!

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ddaigle Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 3:27pm
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What icing did you use?   What containers are they in?

DebJ812 Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 4:48pm
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AButtercream. Once in bakery boxes the other time in clamshells

heartsnsync Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:51pm
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This can happen if you frost the cupcakes too soon after baking, if you frosting is too soft and the cakes are a recipe that gathers moisture on top after cooling, or if it is really hot and humid. The first two problems are easily fixed by waiting a bit or adjusting your recipe. The third problem can be solved by adjusting your butter cream recipe to one adjusted for high temperatures and humidity. HTH

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