Hi! I'm new to the forums and hoping someone can help.
I made a batch of cupcakes recently, topped with buttercream and a fondant butterfly. By the morning the butterflies had gone all soft and floppy and were tacky to touch :(
I had made the butterflies a week earlier from ready-to-roll fondant mixed with gum tragacanth. I piped the buttercream onto the cupcakes around 7/8pm and then put the butterflies onto the cupcakes around 9pm. I then placed them in a cupcake box (just cardboard box) that holds 24 cupcakes.
I then made a 6 hour journey (due to traffic - was only supposed to take 3!). We had the cupcakes in the cupcake boxes and kept the air con relatively cool so as not to melt anything. When we arrived at 3am I checked the cupcakes and all was fine (Phew). So I left them on the kitchen counter in the cupcake boxes.
When I woke up in the morning all the butterflies had gone soft and floppy and were sticky/tacky to touch.
Any advice please to stop this happening?
xx Jess xx