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How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Buttercream. Want a party trick that will really knock your friends’ socks off?

How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Buttercream

All you’ve got to do is (1) pretend you’re in college again and buy some black lights, and (2) learn how to make glow-in-the-dark buttercream. Your cake decorating may never be the same. This is a method originally dreamed up by blogger Recipe Snobs, and it’s fantastic for causing a stir. The icing looks like it has a candy coating or glaze — interesting, but an otherwise unremarkable buttercream technique.

But then, when you turn out the regular lights and cue the black light, the buttercream will take on a ghostly glow. So what’s the magic trick? Alas, no magic, but certainly science. Tip: A few other substances will glow under a black light, too, including, but not limited to, vitamins A and B, chlorophyll, and oddly enough, brown spots on bananas. How does this science experiment translate to buttercream? Is it dangerous? Not at all. Two Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas! Ah, June.

Two Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas!

Between Father’s Day, graduations, and countless end-of-school celebrations, I find myself making batch after batch of cupcakes. And why not? They’re conveniently portioned, kid- and adult-friendly, and well … cupcakes! And while of course there’s nothing wrong with serving them up simply frosted, why not step it up a bit? Hydrangea Cupcakes. Hydrangea bushes are in full bloom all over my neighborhood right now.

Hydrangea Cupcakes

I love all varieties of hydrangeas, but my favorite is this traditional shaped, blue-purple color. Cupcake Decorating Lab: 52 Techniques, Recipes, and Inspiring Designs for Your Favorite Sweet Treats! (Lab Series): Bridget Thibeault: 9781592538317: Books. Frosting Cupcakes 101. Frosting cupcakes 101 – are you guys as pumped as I am to be talking cupcakes?!

Frosting Cupcakes 101

I’m so excited to be finally talking about frosting cupcakes today, but not just because cupcakes are my fav to bake/decorate. Also because the topic has been at the top of my most asked questions list for like ever. I haven’t covered this yet because I really struggled on how to share this information with you guys. It’s kind of a thing you have to see to understand. Once I came up with a game plan I needed a day that the hubs was home to help out on a little photography but having him home during the day with occupied kiddos proved completely impossible. . … Since piping and photographing at the same time is just about impossible without a third arm, I went with plan B, videoing, *gulp* the process. Just to clarify, there are lots of different way to accomplish a beautiful frosted cupcake.

Most of my piping tools are Wilton brand. Now for the most important part… the tip! Tip Techniques Techniques at Bake Decorate Celebrate! How To: Frost Cupcakes - Our Best Bites. It should be no surprise that around here we LOVE cupcakes.

How To: Frost Cupcakes - Our Best Bites

We love creating them, decorating them, frosting them, and certainly eating them! Cupcakes - Cupcake Decorating Ideas. Cupcake Tutorials. Cupcakes 103: 14 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Like a Pro – Life As A Strawberry. It’s the final installment of my three-part series on cupcakes!

Cupcakes 103: 14 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Like a Pro – Life As A Strawberry

Are you excited? I’m excited. Pictured: Butterscotch Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream We baked great cupcakes in Cupcakes 101, learned frosting techniques in Cupcakes 102, and now we’re on to the main event – the decorations! Decorating cupcakes is SO SUPER FUN, and the decoration will determine the level of “oohs” and “aahs” you get when people first see your cupcakes. I chose not to include any decorations involving fondant, gum paste, or modeling chocolate, because those techniques can be complicated and time-consuming.

Here are 14 of my favorite ways to top a cupcake with a “wow” factor! Pictured: Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (Download these printable cupcake tags for free here!) 1. Candy is a quick and simple topping, but it still gives your cupcakes some character. Easy Piping Techniques for Cupcakes. Hi friends!

Easy Piping Techniques for Cupcakes

Today I'm doing something a little different. I'm going to show you a few of my favorite piping techniques for cupcakes. I even made a fun video tutorial, and if you're an email subscriber then you'll need to click here to view it. If you're visiting the blog, then you can just scroll down to the embedded video. These techniques are perfect for beginners because they are so forgiving. Beginners will need a few supplies to get started.

In the video you may notice that I don't use couplers, and instead I just drop the piping tips into the bags, score the end of the bag and get straight to piping. My favorite decorator piping tips! - This is the first tip demonstrated in the video. Wilton Petal Decorating Tip 125 - This is the second tip demonstrated in the video. Wilton Decorating Petal Icing Tip #104 - or, ruffle tip. Ateco Pastry Tube Plain 808 - Icing mounds are the easiest of the easy-to-make. Ateco Closed Star Pastry Tube 847. {Cupcake Decorating} Basic Icing/Frosting Piping Techniques: How to frost cupcakes with piping tips. I am sure everyone loves it: Standing in front of a cupcake shop and almost pressing your nose flat against the window because all you see are these beautiful frosted cupcakes and you ask yourself: Can I do that too?

{Cupcake Decorating} Basic Icing/Frosting Piping Techniques: How to frost cupcakes with piping tips

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