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Topic: How to ice cupcakes smooth
sarah54 07/17/2009 10:47 AM
How do I go about making the top of a cupcake really smooth?

I tried making homemade buttercream, putting it in the microwave and then dipping the cupcakes into it, but it didn't turn out well at all.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
CJR4LSU 07/17/2009 10:49 AM
Just like you would your cakes....let the buttercream icing crust over, then take a viva paper towel and gently rub your hand over each cupcake.
sarah54 07/17/2009 11:26 AM
I live in Canada, we don't have Viva paper towels
lovegrace 07/17/2009 11:31 AM
You could use wax paper or parchment paper instead of Viva.
sarah54 07/17/2009 1:09 PM
oh okay, thank you so much!!
MARIE J 07/17/2009 7:27 PM
parchment paper woud be better than wax paper - wax paper wld stick more than parchment
pandabearkohl 08/17/2009 1:09 PM
so how do you suggest even getting the bc on there in the first place i'm staring at the cupcake and thinking how in the heck am i going to get the icing to stay on there?
CJR4LSU 08/17/2009 4:26 PM
I pipe it on with a #10 tip, let it crust, then smooth with Viva (or parchment)
Hope this helps......
bunnywoman 08/17/2009 4:40 PM
Think of it as a mini cake which essentially it is. Take your offset mini spatula and turn it as if it was on a turntable. Get your icing as smooth as you can with the spatula. Let it crust. Go over it with the Viva or a piece of typing paper or printer paper.