(Closed) Cupcakes Questions

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lifegirl:  I’m assuming you are DIYing your cupcakes? IF you have cold storage for them then I would ice them once they are cool shortly after they are baked. If you don’t have cold storage for them I would be worried about the icing maybe melting so I would wait as long as possible. My SIL did her own cupcakes the night before her wedding, baked them, let them sit for 2-4 hours to cool, then iced & put them in the fridge….

Post # 4
6531 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lifegirl:  ditto was PP said.

As for the edible butterflies, as a baker myself, I would put them on the day of. They are made out of sugar, so they will start to dissolve into the frosting. Unless you are doing a royal icing, and you have them in storage, you may be able to get away with it

Post # 5
8453 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lifegirl:  Why don’t you do a test batch and see?

Post # 6
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BeckyS0:  a pp said- if you have cool storage definitely the day before, if not the day of. 

As for the butterfly- you will need to make 1 cup cake test run to know for sure, if the dye will run, ALSO you will need to know if the butterfly will stick to icing that has been exposed to air for 24 (depending on what icing you plan on using, some icings loose their stickiness when exposed to air, while other frostings will be OK). 

Post # 8
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We bought our cupcakes… But they were made and iced the day before and my dad picked them up that evening from the shop. They were left in cool-room temperature overnight I believe. The icing did not melt at all – not even being out all day in a warmish room on the day-of.

Do a test batch and see if they are okay at room temperature overnight. I’d be a bit cautious of refrigerating them overnight after being iced… Icing typically is a little finicky… Check/ask the Wilton forums: http://www.wilton.com/forums/ as someone there is bound to know and give you some good advice 🙂

Oh! and as another poster mentioned about sticking the butterflies to the icing on the day… Buttercream DOES crust. That is – it dries out a bit and is no longer sticky on the surface after being exposed to air for about 0.5-3 hours (depends on the exact icing recipe you’re using). So be aware if you chose to put the butterflies on later, you will need a little “dot” of fresh icing to stick them to probably. Also, I have heard that Buttercream and Royal Icing do not play together nicely – heard that the oil in the Buttercream tends to “melt” (also discolour) the Royal Icing. So thats something to test out as well if your butterflies are made of Royal Icing… Acutally maybe test the butterflies “meltiness” with your chosed cupcake icing just incase anyways.

You can always use a dot of royal icing to stick it on maybe? Its not overly “sticky” so they may fall off, but I feel its perhaps less likely to melt sugar butterflies…

Basically just test it 😛

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