(Closed) Help with cupcake decorating, please!!!

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The image does not appear, but will post to see if that helps…

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The image doesn’t work, even after posting…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

how about chocolate modeling paste?  I think it comes in white chocolate.

Post # 8
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Newbee

They can use crushed oreos for the topsoil.  As for the veggies, the easiest would be to pipe them out with frosting (it won’t look as nice though). 

 Or they can print out images of the veggies on edible paper, paste them to white chocolate and then cut them into little squares that they can stick into the cupcake.  The image squares can even be done weeks in advance. Hope that helps!!

Post # 9
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Newbee

As a semi-pro baker, I think that even making fruits/veggies out of modeling chocolate will be too much – it takes just as much time to dye and sculpt them regardless of the material.  The easiest way to do it would be to just have them drawn on with royal icing.  They won’t be 3D shapes, but it’s definitely faster and easier (read: cheaper) than modeling chocolate or marzipan.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I like the mini bundts even if they are harder to decorate- very cute. .

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Those are so cute!

But gushing aside, are you set on having single-serving sizes? Maybe you could go with a number of full-size bundts and have those decorated with some of the veggie cuteness.

 Another idea, though it may not meet the formality of your event (too child’s birthday?) is to use actual veggie seed packets for the rows, and maybe use a couple of gummi worms down the row (instead of the veggies, or maybe interspersed so that far fewer cakes get the veggie decorations, but it still feels like there’s something going on).

 Or another option might be to stray from the vegetable theme. If you’re only using it to highlight the uniqueness of your grandpa’s family recipe (I want to hear about this recipe!), then maybe you could just add some recipe-card decor with a pic of him all decked out in cake flour, or something…

Post # 14
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Newbee

I saw this pan this morning and thought of you!  I couldn’t find this thread on the board, though, and I’m glad it’s back on the main page now.  Maybe you can intersperse these tiny cakes among the chocolate-beet cupcakes?  Mini vegetable cake pan

Image from Williams-Sonoma 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Wow, so cute!  I would do it as a cake, maybe a few layers, and then use buttercream frosting or fondant to decorate the cake with the veggies.  Our cake looks like daisies are growing from the bottom of it; you could make yours look like a garden growing from the bottom.

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