How Would I Make These From Buttercream On A Cupcake?

Baking By Kiddiekakes Updated 21 Oct 2010 , 8:01pm by Lyndseyb52

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Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 1:11pm
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Okay so I have a large order to do for next weekend for a 40th birthday..This invitation is the theme so I thought I would print off the witches legs with my Edible image printer but the black is acting up so I don't think that will be possible now..Grrrr anyway....

How would you go about piping these legs on the cupcake??

Any ideas...I may have to do it the old fashion way.... icon_wink.gif


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debster Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 1:32pm
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I'd pipe it or do the shoe and the legs from gumpaste or fondant and then add strips of orange fondant to the fondant black leggins. Does that make sense? Or like you said pipe it the old way.

What about using the plain side of the wide basketweave to make the legs then add the orange stripes?

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KHalstead Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 1:34pm
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I would pipe an orange leg and then add thin black buttercream stripes and a thicker black shoe onto them.

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jlynnw Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 1:37pm
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Or go back way old school and do run out royal icing. They could stand up

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 21 Oct 2010 , 8:01pm
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I'd use fondant and have them sticking out of the buttercream, that way you could make them in advanced.

I've made little stripey snakes with fondant before, rolling a long sausage shape of each colour then slicing up and alternating them to make the stripes. They go smooth when you roll them a little bit.

Good luck

Lyndsey xx

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