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Calling All Bakers: Frosting Tips Welcome

Today's reader question comes from lovelittle. In the YumSugar Community, she inquired about frosting, strawberries, and cupcakes. She says:

"I made cupcakes like these [white frosting garnished with fresh-cut strawberries] for Valentine's Day and I want to make them again, but my only problem, and it was a big one, was that the strawberries kept sliding and 'leaking' on the frosting. Any tips on how to avoid this?"

Instead of using a sliced strawberry, I recommend using a small whole one. Press it gently into place on top of the frosting, so it won't slide off. A whole strawberry is less likely to leak juice on the icing. Do you bake? What's your advice for lovelittle?

Source: Flickr User DixieBelleCupcakeCafe

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justabs06 justabs06 5 years
Embrace the strawberry juice! Puree extra strawberries and drizzle over the frosted cupcake. Then top with your sliced strawberries. The end result will be divinely refreshing. :)
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
I was thinking something similar to xxstardust--maybe partially dipping them in white or dark chocolate that has hardened before placing them into the icing?
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
*with a little water ... no idea where watch came from!
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
I've never tried this with cupcakes, but maybe a glaze like you would use on top of a fruit tart would help in this situation. I don't use a full gelatin glaze on mine (I don't like the taste, but you might), just jam melted down and thinned with a little watch. Perhaps if you brushed your strawberry slices with the glaze and let them dry before putting them onto the frosting, they wouldn't ooze juice? Whole strawberries would work, but I think your little slices look so pretty!
lauren lauren 5 years
Whenever I decorate cupcakes, I always let the frosting set up a little bit before I add anything else. Good luck!
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