Textured Cupcake Tutorial
Welcome to my first tutorial on Cakes by Lynz. Following some great feedback on the pretty pink cupcakes that I made recently I decided to recreate how I made the textured iced cupcakes and document it at every stage. I hope you find this helpful.
|What you are going to need:
To create the textured cupcake above you will need the following:
|Step 1: The Cupcake
The cakes I used to decorate were Vanilla cupcakes which were baked in a large white cupcake / muffin case.
|Step 2: The Buttercream
In order for the icing to sit as a dome over the cupcake you need to create the shape out of buttercream. Using a palette knife start to built up a dome like shape on top of the cupcake roughly 3cm in height. Once all the buttercream has been added to your cupcakes and you are happy with the shape leave them in the fridge for a few hours in order for the buttercream to stiffen which will give a better base for apply the icing to.
Just in case you were wondering the buttercream was coloured with Wiltons Rose food paste.
|Step 3: The Texture Mat
In order to make the textured circle to cover the cupcake you will need to roll out a piece of white icing / fondant. You will need to roll this about 4mm thick. Onto this place the texture mat of your choice (you may want to dust the texture mat with corn flour to stop it sticking). Once in place use a rolling pin to roll across the mat and then carefully peal the mat off. This mat I used is made by Cuttlebug and is called an embossing folder in D’vine Swirl. I brought this from my local hobby craft store. The folder opens out with 2 halves, I used the half that will create a sunken pattern. These texture folders are a perfect fit for a single cupcake.
|Step 4: Cutting out the Icing
Once you have your textured piece of icing use a cookie cutter to cut out the circle. The cutter that I used was 3 inches in diameter. Remember the piece of icing needs to be big enough to go over all the buttercream and sit on the edge of the cupcake.
|Step 5: Lustre Dust
To make the cupcake look a little more special I used lustre dust to create a shine over the icing. The dust I used was Edible Lustre by Sugarflair Colours in Pearl White. I just applied this with a dry paintbrush adding a thin layer to create a nice sheen. Remember not to push too hard on the icing as you don’t want to flatten the texture you have made.
|Step 6: Placing the Icing
Once you are happy with your icing take the cupcake out of the fridge. Before applying the icing I mixed some icing sugar water to create a sticky paste and brushed this lightly around the bottom of the buttercream, giving the icing something to stick to (you could also use edible glue for this). Place you icing onto the center of the buttercream ready for smoothing.
|Step 7: Smoothing down the Icing
With the icing placed loosely over the cupcake you need to lightly mould the icing over the buttercream pressing gently so that none of the texture is affected. Work your way around the cupcake smoothing down the sides as you turn it. You may need to repeat this process a few times until the icing is completely flat.
|Step 8: The finished Cupcake
Here is the finished cupcake. I hope that helped to explain how to cover cupcakes with textured icing.
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