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Turtle Cupcake

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Camera Canon Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure Time 1/40
ISO 250

Created in this Craftsy class

The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills taught by Beth Somers

Give your cakes delicious flavor and creative flair with piped buttercream! Learn more than 30 classic buttercream techniques using 5 different decorating tips.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Any Occasion
Type Cupcake
Material Other, Buttercream
Style Modern, Simple, Innovative, Whimsical, Colorful
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: After baking some vanilla cupcakes I hollowed the center and placed homemade apple butter inside as a filler. I covered the top with chocolate rocks that sit on a bed of colored buttercream. I used a silicone mold to shape a buttercream turtle then piped buttercream grass.

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What are you most proud of? Looks cute.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Buttercream can be a challenge to work with. I wanted to see how it worked with a silicone mold. In order for this to work I needed to visit the freezer part of my refrigerator often so as to keep the buttercream semi-hard as I molded and placed it on the cupcake. The end product needs to be kept refrigerated until served otherwise the details of the buttercream will be lost.

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This is so cool! Thank you for sharing your freezer technique with is. I love the detail of the turtle!

10/15/2013 Flag

Awesome cupcake and the turtle is fab. I love turtles, always have! TFS!

05/04/2014 Flag

Really great look. I love that turtle! What kind of buttercream did you use? Did you add anything to it to be able to mold it?

08/15/2014 Flag