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« on: June 01, 2008 03:47:22 PM »

I know, I know, it's been said a million times, but I'm going to say it again: You guys inspire me. Smiley To be more precise, you inspired me to go get a set of icing tips and try to decorate cupcakes. Here are five of the first batch of decorated cupcakes I've ever done with icing tips:

I know they're not amazing, but I think they are not so bad for a complete n00b. I also have a couple questions, if you don't mind:
1. How do you get your cupcakes to form a nice even dome on the top? You might not be able to tell in the pictures, but a lot of my cupcakes came out kind of lopsided, i.e. one side would rise higher than the other. It looks pretty silly.
2. Does anyone have a good recipe for a cream cheese frosting that holds its shape better? I don't like supersweet frostings for everything, but I tried to make flowers and things with the frosting recipe I generally use and it's just too soft.  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 03:52:42 PM »

These look delicious!

I'm not 100% sure what could cause lopsidedness.  Did you bake them in the center rack in the very center of the oven?  It sounds like one side is baking faster, which means it's getting more heat than the other.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 03:53:35 PM »

I love the one on the bottom left! Cheesy I don't think I've ever craved cupcakes as much as I do now Grin Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 03:56:51 PM »

Those are really pretty!

On the icing, try refrigerating it first and that should help it firm up a little bit.

« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 03:57:57 PM »

they look so pretty
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 03:59:38 PM »

Those look great! I lurv cupcakes but mind never end up looking like that.

I would also say one side of your oven may be getting hotter then the other. Or are you maybe getting a gloop of batter up the edge of the paper?

« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 05:21:27 PM »

Those look so neat and professional.
I really dig the green and pink one. Too cute to eat really.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 05:40:12 PM »

I love the green with pink sprinkles.  They look great, I think. 

And yeah, "gooping" the dough up the sides of the papers should help with lopsidedness.   If the unevenness is on just half of the cupcakes, then maybe the oven isn't heating evenly.  That's my guess, anyway.  Also, if you can figure out exactly how much batter you need to just bring it to the top of the paper, lopsidedness is less noticeable and easily fixed with an extra glop of icing.

As for the icing itself, in my experience, the higher sugar content frostings hold their shape better.  I can't stand cream cheese frosting for decorating, though.  It doesn't hold its shape well.  If you're wanting to do complicated decorations, I'd say make flowers out of gum paste or something and just ice the cake/cupcake itself with the cream cheese frosting. 

Just my 2 cents. Smiley  But, for a n00b, I think you did a fantastic job and I am in desperate need of a cupcake now!

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 06:32:44 PM »

Oh gimme, gimme, gimme!  I want to eat these all right now.  Scrumptious!


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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008 06:46:14 PM »

 OOooO, these look so yummy! Cheesy You know, the green one with the pink sprinkles actualy looks like a lightblub I had. It was glue all around the lightbulb that looks just like that, no spinkles of course. But yours looks way cooler. Cool Great job!

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