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Cupcakes - icing answer needed before I make sludgy mess!

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Lucycat Fri 22-Jun-07 12:52:22

I've made cupcakes for d's school fair tomorrow - if I use ordinary icing and decorate with smarties today then will the colour run by tomorrow?

can i use buttercream icing and smarties?

or something else?

Sue372 Fri 22-Jun-07 12:53:41

buttercream and icing then keep somewhere chilled I think

Lucycat Fri 22-Jun-07 12:58:29

are smarties likely to run all over my buttercream <<<worried at people laughing at my cakes>>>>

Sue372 Fri 22-Jun-07 13:00:51

They run if you put them on very 'wet' icing. If you do a fairly thick buttercream mix I would have thought it will be ok. Make it up now, make a tester and try it out if you're really worried! Oh and of course you'll be forced to try the tester, for quality control purposes

PandaG Fri 22-Jun-07 13:01:28

yes colour can sometimes run with Smarties. How about buttercream and choc buttons instead?

Or, if you already have smarties, make up buttercream ready, and put in a piping bag in the fridge. Will be a 5 min job in the morning to pipe a swirl of icing and stick smarties on. No icing bag, make up in bowl and put clingfilm on the surface so it doesn't crust over.

wurlywurly Fri 22-Jun-07 13:01:51

as long as you dont make the icing too wet the colour wont run

Speccy Fri 22-Jun-07 13:02:07

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PandaG Fri 22-Jun-07 13:02:38

colours aren't as strong now on Smarties are they? tbh I agree withSue, thick butter cream should be ok, but you coulod do as I suggest to make sure!

Lucycat Fri 22-Jun-07 13:27:46

Thanks!! might just go with the choc buttons and eat the Smarties with a bottle of wine tonight - classy my

I know it's going to be really busy in the morning as we have to set the fair up, but I might be able to pipe a swirl in the morning!

yep moist icing seems to be my problem

Speccy Fri 22-Jun-07 13:29:58

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