Warning: Buttercream Dissolves Candy Canes?

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dljc Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:58am
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So this wasn't a total disaster as my cupcakes were *just* for my daughter's girl scout holiday celebration but I was disappointed just the same. I put mini candy canes on buttercream last night and by this afternoon, the candy canes had started to run . . . A little messy but they still tasted great. At least a room of 8 year olds thought so (and so did their parents)!

I also got to reuse my cupcake stand . . .

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alene Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 1:11am
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Thanks for the tip dljc! Hope I'll remember that when the time comes. Cupcakes look great anyway!

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BlakesCakes Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 4:52am
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Darling cake & cupcakes!

Yep, sugar will suck the moisture out of anything--the air, buttercream, etc.-- and promptly melt.

If you coat the back of something sugar with some royal, or chocolate, you can fend off the dreaded melt for a while. Or, just put sugar things at the very last minute.


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ljdills Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 5:26am
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They are still very cute. If your kids are like mine, they loved them just the same ! BTW I love the stand !!!

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KTB4 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 1:33am
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Where did my post go? I replied to this already but it's not here?

Anyway ... this scares me since I have a candy barrel to make for tomorrow and was going to use candy sticks for the outside. Yikes!

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SS385Monte Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 4:43pm
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I did the same thing this week, only I used the round peppermints broken up on a cake....by the next day when the cake was served it was just kind of an ooey gooey pile. Oh well, still tasted good!

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FreeStyle Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 9:24am
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As the others have said, it's true about keeping candy off the cake until the day off. Always wait until as late as possible.

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