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    Default Cupcake frosting= stress!!!!

    Hi all

    I am making cupcakes for DD 1st birthday tomorrow arvo. I made the cupcakes this morning and have just made the vanilla buttercream frosting.

    My question is should I ice them tonight or can I do it tomorrow morning.



    My choice would be to do it tomorrow but I am unsure how I should store the frosting until the morning.

    Oh and should I colour the frosting tonight or colour it in the morning?

    Gee this is stressful!!

    TIA

    Jem

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    if you ice them tonight pop them in the fridge to set then if you cover them the clingwrap should stick!

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    You can store frosting in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight.

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    store the frosting in the fridge over night- covered- if your going to make them all one colour- add the colour now or later- no big deal- but if you are going different colours- leave it till the morning so you dont end up with 5 different bowls of frosting in the fridge!!

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    OMG thank you all so much. I feel like I am on the right track now! I just want them to be perfect!!

    Thanks thanks thanks.

    Jem

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    Just another quicky - is it better to pipe the frosting on or smooth it on with a knife. I have little cupcakes toppers to put on top so I think either way will look effective - just want to know what will be the easiest for someone who isnt very talented when it comes to cake decorating!

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    i would knife it on- its good to have a glass of really hot water to dip the knife in before you put the icing on it- it helps when you smooth the icing over the cup cake, especially if the icing has dried up a little bit.

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    Your prob knee high in cake frosting ATM, but i would also suggest freezing or at least keeping the cupcakes in the fridge until your ready to ice. The frosting/icing goes on sooo much easier when the cupcakes are hard as rocks (frozen) or just a little chilled (in fridge).

    Good luck.... i love making cupcakes....

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    Thank you so much for the tips. I am feeling much more confident now. I have put them in the fridge ready to ice with a knife in the morning (cup of hot water nearby).

    Where would i be with out you all!!

    Thanks again.

    Jem

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    OMG MBear where were you when I was doing Oskar's b'day cake...lol. At least I know that little tip about having the cake either frozen or cold for next time

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    Oh my!! I just took the frosting out of the fridge and it is quite hard - far too hard to even attempt to ice the cupcakes. WHAT SHOULD I DO

    I still need to colour the frosting and it is way too hard to mix in the colour.

    AHHH!!

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    Start mixing it rapidly and it will soften, maybe even give it a few sconds in the microwave

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    It should be ok in a while if you sit it somewhere at room temprature.
    You might be able to speed it up a bit by sitting the bowl in warm water.

    ETA -and what MrsMac said - stirring will help too...

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    Thank you all so much for your help.

    They were perfect!!

    I am so happy with how they turned out. I will try and post a photo in the gallery.

    Thanks again!!

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    I have been worried about these cakes all day!! So glad it went well.

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