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Old 04-19-2014, 08:33 PM
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I'm a cupcake novice and I'm trying to work out how to get that perfectly smooth, flat icing on top of a cupcake.

As far as I can tell, the idea is to bake the cupcake with as flat a top as possible and fill the cup so the cake is slightly lower than the edge of the cake paper.

Then I need to flood the top of the cake with icing so it fills up to the level of the case and sets hard.

Firstly, have I got that right and secondly how do i make the icing to do this? I want the icing to be firm to the touch but preferably not rock hard like a wedding cake.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:56 PM
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Hmm, I guess that rules out using hard candy, although I think that would have looked nice. Would fondant disks do the trick for you?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:20 PM
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I've considered it but it doesn't have that nice self-levelling effect and it doesn't go right up the the ridges in the paper.

It'll have to be my plan B but I'm sure you can do the self-levelling thing - I just don't know the recipe. Is is it poured fondant (thought that was too soft) or a form of royal icing?
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