Snowflakes - Royal Icing Or Chocolate?

Decorating By DecoAddict Updated 18 Mar 2014 , 8:16pm by DecoAddict

DecoAddict Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 3:05pm
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AI'm making some buttercream cupcakes for an upcoming birthday party. They want snowflake put on the top of the cupcake.

I thought of using Royal Icing but I'm afraid the snowflake will start to melt from sitting in the buttercream. I haven't worked a lot with chocolate, but I thought I could do the snowflakes in chocolate which would help it stand up longer in the buttercream.

Ideas, thoughts suggestions all welcome. Thanks in advance for your help!

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morganchampagne Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 3:43pm
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AIt will soften, but I do not think it will melt and distort. I could be wrong though...if you are worried about it you could just use chocolate. Although if heat is going to be a factor you might have the same issue. (Not sure where you are, but here in Texas it's getting hot lol)

Sassyzan Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 3:56pm
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AYou could also do gumpaste. I wouldn't do royal. Unnecessarily fragile.

DecoAddict Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 8:16pm
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AI'm in IL near Chicago. So, Heat isn't necessarily a problem or us right now. LOL

I think I'll try some chocolate ones and see how they me out.

Thanks. Especially since this is a little girls birthday - I'm sure the snowflakes will be a big hit the first thing eaten.

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