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what kind of icing is this?

post #1 of 17
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I love Bella cupcakes and I saw this cupcake:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellacupcakes/4710868399/
is this poured fondant icing or buttercream? I can't tell....
post #2 of 17
Looks like slightly airy buttercream to me.
post #3 of 17
Looks like smoothed buttercream to me, too.
post #4 of 17
I agree with the previous posters. Definitely looks like buttercream.
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post #5 of 17
I agree as well, definitely buttercream.
post #6 of 17
PinkLotus~~Did you do the cake in your avatar photo? It's is beautiful. I've been wanting to do something like that.
post #7 of 17
I did, thank you! I made it for my niece's birthday. It wasn't too hard to make, just time consuming.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by PinkLotus

I did, thank you! I made it for my niece's birthday. It wasn't too hard to make, just time consuming.



How tall was the finished cake? Is it all one flavor, with the different levels just "food-colored"? (Bad English, I know....) How high is each layer? 1 inch? 1/2 inch?

Did you bake a lot of skinny layers or tort each 2" layer cake and have enough for 2 beautiful cakes?
post #9 of 17
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So how is it done so smoothly? the icing looks thick (height) and how is it iced it without crushing the cupcake paper? looks too perfect!
post #10 of 17
After looking at it again it kind of reminded me of mini creamcheese cakes or something where the creamcheese mixture set up in the cupcake liners and was perfectly smooth. Then I thought it looked like icecream had been put in and then frozen or something. But...i'm not sure how that would work.
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post #11 of 17
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Anyone else has an idea? thumbs_up.gif
post #12 of 17
I did some of these for my mom's bday the other day, and i was easy just to drop a dollop on the top and smooth it down. It doesnt bend the wrapper or anything cos the buttercream isnt hard. Just smooth it down with a knife, easy peasy icon_smile.gif

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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Charmed

I love Bella cupcakes and I saw this cupcake:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellacupcakes/4710868399/
is this poured fondant icing or buttercream? I can't tell....



I can't say for sure what kind of icing she used, but I've done buttercream icing smoothed on cupcakes that ended up looking like hers, many, many times. So I can vouch that it is doable with buttercream. Just use the good ol' spatula.
post #14 of 17
Better to use a piece of acetate (think, flexible plastic) to smooth it down, you are able to get a curved, even dome this way with few/no lines.

And yes, I agree that it's smoothed buttercream.
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charmed

I love Bella cupcakes and I saw this cupcake:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellacupcakes/4710868399/
is this poured fondant icing or buttercream? I can't tell....



I can't say for sure what kind of icing she used, but I've done buttercream icing smoothed on cupcakes that ended up looking like hers, many, many times. So I can vouch that it is doable with buttercream. Just use the good ol' spatula.
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