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post #16 of 40
Will do, soon as I get a technique down, I just started the baking thing, but its a lot of fun so far. The avatar is not my creation, I found it on Photobucket, but its my inspiration for this weekend. The more I look at it the more I feel I can do it!

I will put up pictures of my lame-o starter cupcakes though.
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post #17 of 40
Oh Im sure you will do great we all started somewhere ! In your avatar is the heart made Of choc or fondant do you know and are you adding it to ? If you want a taller swirl ? Cause that one looks like more of a flat swirl just build up as you go around the cupcake.
post #18 of 40
It's chocolate (or so it appears in the bigger picture) and I'm going to do a much fluffier swirl on mine.

I just uploaded my first picture but its sideways, not sure why it did that.

ETA: I'm not sure what's going on and how I can get it to show up on my Photos link, so I am just going to do this instead.

Here is a picture of my first attempt at a swirl, as you can see, it flopped so I tried to make it pretty with sugar crystals, haha. And the green is my husband's doing, kind of goofy but fun.

http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/?action=view&current=Cupcake1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/DSC_0031.jpg

I guess you have to start somewhere, here is my finished product, haha, I feel embarrassed! I gave up on the swirls! icon_redface.gif

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/DSC_0032.jpg
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post #19 of 40
Baketastic, I think your cupcakes are looking good. Keep practicing! If you find your swirl keeps flopping, you might want to try making your icing stiffer (i.e., add more powdered sugar).
post #20 of 40
Thank you so much for the compliment, I do have to remind myself everyone starts somewhere and this was my first time making cupcakes and using the tips. I used canned (oops!) icing because it was for my 2 yr old to eat and he has severe allergies. But he didn't care for the cupcakes so now I am free to make them however I'd like, haha. (At least until he gets older). Thanks again!
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post #21 of 40
Baketastic-I like the spikey one! That is very cute. What tip did you use?
post #22 of 40
He used the Wilton star tip #17.
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post #23 of 40
Baketastic.. Those are very cute ! I will say that I think you will need a stiffer icing to get the big fluffy swirl you want . They look very fun though!
Go ahead and add some powdered sugar to the canned icing just to practice though.
post #24 of 40
Thank you! I will try the sugar if I decide to try again with canned frosting for him, though I did locate a dairy free recipe this morning, yay!!
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post #25 of 40
Shootfire, Baketastic! Your cupcakes look well on their way toward your goal! Here's a picture of one of my cupcakes piped using just the large round tip (with Earlene's Cream Cheese Buttercream.) BTW, I forgot to tell you the Butavan she speaks of IS NOT mandatory in her recipe. You can use any flavoring you desire. I use vanilla and just a tad of almond --maybe a quarter teaspoon. Also, if you want it to stand up, add a tablespoon of meringue powder.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1284604.html

Just keep practicing... you have nothing to be ashamed of!
1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #26 of 40
Win.. Those are gorgeous! Did you make the daisy ? real ?
post #27 of 40
Those are beautiful!! Thanks for the note on the Butavan, I just wrote down that is is not mandatory. icon_smile.gif

You are all very sweet, I'm glad I signed up on here, you are giving me the encouragement I need to give this another go! Now that I'm attempting home made icing and cupcakes I am trying to convince my husband to let me get a KitchenAid hand mixer and quite possibly stand mixer over time. Haha. I've been eying the Martha Stewart Blue one for a while and its on sale at Macy's.
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post #28 of 40
Baketastic, icon_redface.gif , didn't know you were looking for dairy-free but should have realized it when you speak of children with severe food allergies. If you found one using a shortening base, make sure you don't use Crisco. They have taken all the trans fats out of their formula which keeps frostings soft. Store brands tend to work well if they have not removed trans fats. A friend told me Wilton has reconfigured their recipe to accommodate the lack of trans fats in shortenings... she was not much impressed with the new recipe.
1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #29 of 40
Fiddlesticks, I wish! Those are real. I have been working on gum paste ones since and am getting closer to having them look real; however. Thanks for the compliment!
1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #30 of 40
Thanks for the help Win, I'm okay though, apparently my 2 year old is strange and doesn't like cupcakes. Haha. I tried giving him one of tonights chocolate cupcakes and he pulled away and screamed YUCK! I guess he doesn't know what he's missing since I never allowed him these sweets before.

My husband went out and bought me the 1M tip tonight, how sweet (I think he just wanted me to bake him chocolate cupcakes). Anyway, I made another boxed/canned variety since its all we have here (shopping on Thursday!) and they came out great! Here are a couple pictures I want to share. And thank you again for all the great advice, I think I'm getting better than the previous pictures!!! Honestly, please tell me if I need to work on something in particular or if these cupcakes look weird.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/Cupcakes%20-%20Birthdays/DSC_0037.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/Cupcakes%20-%20Birthdays/DSC_0039.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/Cupcakes%20-%20Birthdays/DSC_0043.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/Cupcakes%20-%20Birthdays/DSC_0046.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/Newyorks_Chynadoll/Cupcakes%20-%20Birthdays/DSC_0050.jpg

Can someone teach me how to add pictures an easier way or is this okay to do?
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