Cupcake Bouquets/ Firm Batters??

Baking By KsCakes09 Updated 18 May 2012 , 12:59am by BakingIrene

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KsCakes09 Posted 16 May 2012 , 3:18pm
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I need to make a bouquet with chocolate cupcakes & carrot cake cupcakes.....Any suggestions on how to firm up the batters so they are sturdy enough to stay on the toothpicks. They usually seem to moist to hold up & I'm afraid they will slide off (especially during transport).

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BakingIrene Posted 18 May 2012 , 12:59am
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Firming up the batter is not going to make it taste any better. But you can try adding 1/4 cup flour to your recipe and see if that helps. Keep the cupcakes in their liners, of course.

You need to use a different shape of holder. Use wood skewers and bakers cardboard cut into circles to fit the bottoms. Slide a cardboard along each skewer until the cupcake can sit on that and have some skewer inside it to hold it. Use plenty of icing glue under the cupcake.

The other stickum is to add chocolate chips or white chips to the cake batter. Stick the skewers in while the cupcakes are at room temperature, then chill. The chips will solidify enough to be edible internal "glue" for the skewers.

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