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I am at my wits end. I would like to make cupcakes with either a figure or flower decoration on top. The decoration should be able to hold up and stay that way without being too hard like royal icing. What kind of frosting recipe do you recommend? It’s for my daughter’s birthday party.

Sherry - from Denmark, Denmark

You can pipe figures and flowers using medium to stiff buttercream icing – check out the many cupcake projects here on our website! You can also make more 3-dimensional decorations using Candy Clay.


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