Megan and I thought it was kind of fun to co-write the last blog about our first cupcake competition using both of our perspectives......so we're going to keep the ball rolling, or the fondant roll...

Megan and I thought it was kind of fun to co-write the last blog about our first cupcake competition using both of our perspectives......so we're going to keep the ball rolling, or the fondant roll...

How to Make Buttercream Daisies - Through a step-by-step video, learn how to make daisies in buttercream icing using Wilton Tip 104 and Tip 5. A buttercream flower is always in style and adds beauty to any cake or cupcake.

How to Make Buttercream Daisies - Through a step-by-step video, learn how to make daisies in buttercream icing using Wilton Tip 104 and Tip 5. A buttercream flower is always in style and adds beauty to any cake or cupcake.

Everything you ever wanted to know about ROYAL ICING! How to make it...how to to store it...how to color it...etc. From cakewhiz.com

Everything you ever wanted to know about ROYAL ICING! How to make it...how to to store it...how to color it...etc. From cakewhiz.com

A crusting buttercream is one that will set up firmly enough so that it can be touched lightly without making a mark. Although still relatively delicate, this buttercream technique can be a very helpful asset to decorators, making a nicely primed surface for all sorts of cake decoration, from decorative piping to fondant or gum paste adornment.

A crusting buttercream is one that will set up firmly enough so that it can be touched lightly without making a mark. Although still relatively delicate, this buttercream technique can be a very helpful asset to decorators, making a nicely primed surface for all sorts of cake decoration, from decorative piping to fondant or gum paste adornment.

So how long can one keep royal icing in the (piping) bag?    The icing sugar (powdered sugar), and water in the icing begin to separate over time, so if you haven’t used your piping bags for a few hours, you’ll start to see this happen.  How fast it separates depends on how runny your icing is.  The runnier it is, the faster it will separate.  See pic below for example.

So how long can one keep royal icing in the (piping) bag? The icing sugar (powdered sugar), and water in the icing begin to separate over time, so if you haven’t used your piping bags for a few hours, you’ll start to see this happen. How fast it separates depends on how runny your icing is. The runnier it is, the faster it will separate. See pic below for example.

Learn how to pipe buttercream mums! Let Beth Somers show you tips and techniques on how to create beautiful buttercream mums to top off your cakes and cupcakes. Stay tuned to see what buttercream flowers Beth will pipe next.

Learn how to pipe buttercream mums! Let Beth Somers show you tips and techniques on how to create beautiful buttercream mums to top off your cakes and cupcakes. Stay tuned to see what buttercream flowers Beth will pipe next.

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