CupcakesbyJade Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:33am
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AI have seen this cupcake technique on Pinterest and I'm dying to know how they did it! I tried it myself but it turned out to be a disaster my spatula just ended up pulling off the cupcake liner. Please see the pic I've attached, the technique I'm referring to is the cupcakes in the middle of the bunch, flat iced with a perfect swirl on top.[ATTACHMENT=1302]image.jpg (346k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:42am
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That is a poured icing or poured fondant.  Then a buttercream swirl is piped on top.

Stitches Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:44am
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You need to hold the cupcake to prevent the paper from pulling off when you spread the frosting, that's the "trick". Than they go back and pipe on a rosette of frosting.

Smckinney07 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:50am
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AIt's just regular BC, flat iced with an added swirl & decorations.

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 2:59am
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It's regular buttercream. Cupcake gets baked low, not too much batter, then you fill to the top with buttercream and flatten. Here's a little tutorial.

 

http://cookingwithemmarussell.wordpress.com/tag/flat-top-cupcakes/

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 3:00am
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And listen to what Stitches said. That's the trick.

cupcakemaker Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 6:28am
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AAnd you may need to thin the buttercream when flat icing.

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