Originally Posted by cupcakefrost
did this ever happen to anyone? i left the bouquet on the counter after having refrigerated it for a while, then a few of the cupcakes lost their icing. it slid right off! i wonder if it was the cooling in the fridge and thawing out, or if the icing was too soft, or if i should've thawed out the cupcakes before icing them (i froze them to make it easier to stick on the toothpicks). does anyone have any suggestions, please? thanks
When freezing cupcakes, you may get some condensation after letting them thaw out.
Since you have already iced your cupcakes and have had the slip n slide, you can fix it quick by removing the top skin of the cake.... Just scrape off or roll off the skin. The aerated part of the cake will now be exposed. This will hold your icing in place better. Also, if you are using a regular butter based butter cream for you icing instead of shortening or HRS (high ratio shortening), you will also have more of a risk for the slip.
If that is the case, and your icing is too wet, put a bit of powder sugar in to tighten it up. Not much or it will taste less pleasing.
One last tip... If you are using toothpicks to hold this together, you may want to consider switching to straws instead.
Hope that helps