Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to transport my cupcakes?

There's a few methods you can use. You can transport them in a cardboard box or plastic container. Some containers come with stackable shelves so if you have a large order of cupcakes you can seperate them into layers. Wilton also makes great cupcake carriers that have special inserts for mini and regular size cupcakes.

How do I attach ribbon (for trim) to buttercream or fondant icing?

If you're placing it on fondant you can use a small dab of royal icing or you can also use a glue gun and place a small amount of glue to hold together where the ribbon attaches at the back. You don't want to use too much as it will squish out the sides and run down the cake. If you're placing ribbon onto buttercream you have to make sure you have some sort of backing on the ribbon, otherwise the grease from the icing will bleed through the ribbon. Try running an iron over the ribbon with wax paper underneath, or contact paper.

Can I freeze my cupcakes/cake in advance if I have a big order?

Yes, you can! You can freeze cakes or cupcakes and ice them the day of, or the night before. Freezing them actually locks in the moisture as long as they're placed in an air tight container or covered with wrap carefully.

How long can I leave out cream cheese icing?

Food Safe states to not leave it out for more than 4 hours, if possible.

Why is my fondant so sticky?

If your fondant is sticky you need to add crisco/shortening to your hands and work it into the fondant. You can also add a little corn starch as well but you don't want to add too much because this will make your fondant too dry. A little goes a long way here.

I covered a cake in fondant, how long will it stay fresh?

The fondant will be fine but it all depends on what kind of cake you used and if there is any fillings in the cake as well, as these can only sit for a day or two. If your cake doesn't have any filling then it should stay fresh for two or three days.

What's the best way to cut a cake into two seperate layers?