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Really sorry if this has been discussed, but I just found this thread and I'm not going to read through 770 pages. I recently added cupcakes to my line-up and I'm trying to find out if anyone does dummy cupcakes for displays. Is there a recipe for making something that will last or does anyone sell cupcake-sized styrofoam? Has anyone even heard of this before?

I greatly appreciate all the input/advice anyone can give me. icon_smile.gif I really don't like being a beginner again.

Thanks.

Jan
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns



I've never tried it with the meringue buttercreams so I can't answer that. The recipe is for "regular" (shortening/powdered sugar based) buttercream. It also works well with chocolate buttercream! YUM!! icon_lol.gif

Just add the peanut butter in at the end and mix until it's incorporated. You can stir it in too.

Thank you very much Bob, I did added peanut butter to the IMBC and it worked!!! it was delicious and my family loved it thumbs_up.gif
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Originally Posted by jgifford

Really sorry if this has been discussed, but I just found this thread and I'm not going to read through 770 pages. I recently added cupcakes to my line-up and I'm trying to find out if anyone does dummy cupcakes for displays. Is there a recipe for making something that will last or does anyone sell cupcake-sized styrofoam? Has anyone even heard of this before?

I greatly appreciate all the input/advice anyone can give me. icon_smile.gif I really don't like being a beginner again.

Thanks.

Jan



Many, many, MANY moons ago I contributed something about cupcake dummies on this thread. I believe it's found on page 27, here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-582525-390.html
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns



I've never tried it with the meringue buttercreams so I can't answer that. The recipe is for "regular" (shortening/powdered sugar based) buttercream. It also works well with chocolate buttercream! YUM!! icon_lol.gif

Just add the peanut butter in at the end and mix until it's incorporated. You can stir it in too.

Thank you very much Bob, I did added peanut butter to the IMBC and it worked!!! it was delicious and my family loved it thumbs_up.gif



I'm glad it worked out -- I was wondering how it would be in the meringue frostings!! icon_biggrin.gif
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Okay, let the gut spilling commence... First, you have cupcake liners, I like the foil ones better than the paper ones for this. You can put the paper one inside the foil liners when making these dummies if you like. Then, you buy some stuff called "DAP multi-purpose foam sealant" (available in the insulation section of Home Depot). Shake it up and spray it in about halfway to 2/3 of the way up the cupcake liner. This stuff expands like crazy, so you might want to do a sampler or two to see how much to spray. Let airdry naturally and decorate to your hearts content! icon_biggrin.gif



First of all, thank you so much! Second, I can't believe I didn't think of this. I've used this stuff to make table tops for my living room and it never occurred to me. icon_redface.gif Fantastic idea!
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Anyone making any St. Paddy's cupcakes?
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Hi Everyone! I have a question that I'm SURE was covered someplace in the past 772 pages icon_confused.gif but heck if I can find it! icon_rolleyes.gif

The question is: what causes cupcakes to "peel away" from the wrappers when they are baked? I've never had this happened, but I've had students ask me that question in the past, so I want to be sure I can answer them.

Anyone know?? (Thanks in advance!!) icon_biggrin.gif
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FYI - - and after I made such a fuss - and such a mess making dummies . . . .



http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/styrofoam-cupcakes-with-liners-24-pkg-/p/CD3253/


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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hi Everyone! I have a question that I'm SURE was covered someplace in the past 772 pages icon_confused.gif but heck if I can find it! icon_rolleyes.gif

The question is: what causes cupcakes to "peel away" from the wrappers when they are baked? I've never had this happened, but I've had students ask me that question in the past, so I want to be sure I can answer them.

Anyone know?? (Thanks in advance!!) icon_biggrin.gif



One thing I've found is that although my cupcakes seem to be done, if I leave them in another minute or so, they are likely not to pull away from the wrappers. Learned that one the hard way. Even though a toothpick was coming out clean when testing the cupcakes, they were not quite done enough. The extra minute seems to do the trick.
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Have been reading this topic, only on page 11, and lots of great ideas. Thanks to everyone for sharing all your awesome suggestions and recipes. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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This might sound ridiculous - but I've been trying for about 2 weeks now to successfully tie a ribbon around a cupcake case and have it stay there - I can seem to tie it right but not keep it there. And when I do its looking pretty rough from all the messing about.

Any tips?

I've tried a glue gun, but it just shows through and doesn't look smooth/neat at all.
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I am wondering how much frosting to figure per regular cupcake. I am using a 1M tip and making a rose on top of the cupcakes. 160 cupcakes for a wedding next weekend and I need an idea of how much frosting to make...any ideas?
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The amount of filling depends on you...as well as it being close to the top, is where you put it. You have to insert the Tip down below the middle, start sqeezing and the more you squeeze in the same spot is how you get its thickness and as you squeeze you are pulling up. Stop squeezing when you pull the tip out of the Cupcake. I like a good amount of filling in the cupcakes but Hubby likes barely there or none at all.

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Originally Posted by VintageEel View Post

This might sound ridiculous - but I've been trying for about 2 weeks now to successfully tie a ribbon around a cupcake case and have it stay there - I can seem to tie it right but not keep it there. And when I do its looking pretty rough from all the messing about.

Any tips?

I've tried a glue gun, but it just shows through and doesn't look smooth/neat at all.

This might be too late but have you tried using a small dab of royal icing in a complimenting colour.

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I'd love to know about filling cupcakes. I got one of the long bismarck tips, but it didn't seem to help much. I only had a tiny bit of filling in the top part of the cupcake. Very disappointing.
Use the small end of a melon baller and remove a ball of the cake. I recently used the same tip u did and likewise was disappointed.
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