Melting Buttercream Frosting For Dipping On Cupcakes

Baking By Kamstor Updated 16 Sep 2010 , 5:25am by redpanda

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Kamstor Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:17am
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Hello, Sorry for asking this, as I am sure its been asked several times before, however, for some reason the search function its taking FOREVER. So here is my questions

- I would like to dip my cupcakes in buttercream frosting for a smooth finish so I can put some fondant circles on the cupcake. My friend does not want fondant.

- Is there a specific recipe for the buttercream and is there any tricks to getting it to look smooth?

- After the buttercream has set and cooled can I attach the fondant circles to the cupcake with a small amount of frosting.

- I need to ice the cupcakes on Friday morning for a Saturday party. Will that work or will the icing crack or dry out the cupcake. I plan on keeping them sealed in an cupcake box. Do think this will work?

I would love any feed back since I am new to the forums and wanting to try different techniques vs just a 1m swirl.

Thank you.

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KJ62798 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:33am
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I've melted and dipped cupcakes in DH store-bought frosting quite successfully. I don't see why you couldn't do it with anyother BC. Once it hardens, it will seal the exposed cake of the cupcake and help keep them fresh.

I'm not sure about the frosting "cracking". I know some folks here have concerns that crusting BC will get hairline cracks or "crazing" if the cake is on a flexy board. Not sure how melting/dipping would effect that.

You can attach fondant discs or decor w/a dollop of BC.


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crabbywan Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:17am
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I've used melted DH frosting to pour over cookies in lieu of a poured fondant and have never had any issues with cracking; however, it does take some time for it to set properly. Until you let it set -- possibly as long as overnight depending on your local humidity -- it will be tacky/sticky and your cakes are vulnerable.

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redpanda Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:25am
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You can even attach the fondant decor by brushing the back with a little water.

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