I Don't Want My Cupcake Toppers To Melt! Candy Clay, Gum Paste Or Fondant?

Baking By Cakecrazy25 Updated 18 May 2014 , 3:50am by Cakecrazy25

Cakecrazy25 Posted 12 May 2014 , 2:04pm
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I've been trying to avoid doing cupcake toppers but they have been intriguing me lately. I'm scared that after my hard work the topper will melt on top of the buttercream. 


I'm interested in candy clay because it seems like it's the most tasty. But which modeling medium will hold up better?


I usually use plastic air tight containers, but if it keeps the toppers from melting I will use cardboard cupcake boxes.


Please advise. Thank you!

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Cakecrazy25 Posted 12 May 2014 , 2:48pm
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-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2014 , 3:28pm
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each different medium is 'best' depending on the circumstances so ... just depends

Cakecrazy25 Posted 12 May 2014 , 3:33pm
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K8memphis, does one melt less than the other? Or work best with butter cream in an airtight container?

-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2014 , 4:09pm
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in full disclosure i don't make 'cupcake toppers' as a rule but i am most familiar with all those mediums --


i would not put any of them in an airtight container myself--the way i make my fondant plaques & bows & stuff with a nice amount of cornstarch kneaded it--they dry really crisp and they are crunchy but still has a measure of softness to make it nicely edible, tooth friendly if you like that kind of candy where gumpaste is too crunchy to me to eat--and so i would not want to put gumpaste on a yummy cupcake--cupcakes to me are too user/eater friendly to have to go "oh don't eat the decor"-- just a personal opinion --


candy clay is great but is temperature sensitive so you just need to be more aware of that than for the others --


and i put flavored oils in my fondant to make them more enticing to eat--


but in full disclosure i don't make cupcake toppers as a rule

Cakecrazy25 Posted 12 May 2014 , 4:15pm
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Thank you so much for your insight!!

-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2014 , 4:18pm
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tu & best to you

WLYB Posted 13 May 2014 , 4:08pm
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I would go with fondant. Candy clay or modelling chocolate can go soft and in warm climates often sticky.

Cakecrazy25 Posted 18 May 2014 , 3:50am
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