Cupcakes continue to be one of the most popular cakes to make. The basic recipe is easy to remember and they can easily be modified with flavours to create new tasty treats. They’re quick and easy to make and who doesn’t love seeing a batch of freshly baked cupcakes all laid out and ready to be devoured?
Although many will choose to finish cupcakes with buttercream, ready to roll icing is definitely worth exploring. With a bit of creativity it’s possible to make some really beautiful cupcakes using ready to roll icing.
The quilted effect on this ready to roll icing is classic and would be perfect at a wedding. It’s easily achieved, all you need to do is score a cross hatch pattern on the top with a scriber and then fix in place some dragées at the intersections. It’s a simple and effective decorative effect.
Sometimes the best decorations for cupcakes can be the simplest. You don’t have much space and so they can quickly become cluttered if things get too busy and intricate. A plain disc of ready to roll icing topped off with some delicate flowers looks beautiful and works for pretty much any occasion. Flowers work well in icing because of the consistency of the material. Just grab some flower cutters and away you go.
Flat Icing Characters Topper
Ready to roll icing is such a great product for decorating cakes because you can easily layer colours together to create cute character toppers like these. All you have to do is cut the shapes from the ready to roll icing, which you can do with cutters or free hand if you’re feeling adventurous. To fix the icing to each other you simply use some cooled boiled water, which acts like a glue.
If you want to really challenge your ready to roll icing skills then create a figurine topper. There’s no secret to this, it’s the same as if you were making a topper for a normal cake, although you may want to constrain the size just so it doesn’t overpower the cupcake. If you want to keep your figurine totally edible fix the parts together with cooled boiled water or edible food glue. Otherwise you can use sticks of dry spaghetti to give support, especially on larger figurines.
So the next time you’re rustling up a batch of cupcakes and you’re wondering how to decorate them, grab a packet of ready to roll icing and try one of these creative decorative ideas.
Renshaw Baking have ready to roll icing in a huge variety of colours so you can create anything you can imagine to decorate your next cake.
This is a promotional post with images from Le Beau Cake, Renshaw and Queen Fine Foods.