background preloader


Facebook Twitter

{Cupcake Basics} How to Frost Cupcakes. One topic that I often receive questions on, is how to decorate cupcakes. I’ve been wanting to post on this topic for some time, but wanted to do a nice complete post, something that would be a nice reference for you to come back to. I hope this post will be a good resource for you. I remember when I first started decorating cupcakes I too was very interested in (and intimidated by) creating a beautiful swirl on cupcakes. After doing it only a few time I found that filling a piping bag and adding a nice swirl of frosting on cupcakes is actually much easier and quicker than spreading frosting! A few tips to get you started… In order for the frosting to have enough body (be thick enough) to hold up, you need a good frosting to start with.

I’ve posted recipes for American Buttercream, and Cream Cheese Frosting, the two frostings I use most of the time. (Left to Right) Large round tip, Open star (Wilton 1M), Closed star (Wilton 2D), French tip Sources- Sweet Baking SupplySweet Estelle’s P.S. Mind-Blowing Cake Decorating Tip. Home » $1 and Free, Food Crafts, Headline, Party Crafts Mind-Blowing Cake Decorating Tip 16 September 2011 959,078 views 177 Comments by heather Welcome to Dollar Store Crafts - the internet's original site for all Dollar Store Crafts!

Mind-Blowing Cake Decorating Tip

Keep track of us and never miss another awesome dollar store craft idea: Follow us on Pinterest! Subscribe for weekly Dollar Store Craft-Inspiration. How To: Make The Best Butter Cream Icing — The Kitchen Magpie. Cupcake Decorating Tutorial. Have you ever looked into a cupcake display case in a shop, and taken a look at all the gorgeous swirls and artfully placed dollops of icing?

Cupcake Decorating Tutorial

Have you ever asked yourself, "I wonder how they do that?? ". Hold on to your piping bags people - you're about to learn (and it's not as hard as you might think)! Materials Piping bags - I prefer to use a larger piping bag (16"+) for icing cupcakes. You won't have to fill the bag as often, and your icing won't be close to the opening of the bag. The open star tip is a Wilton 1M; the closed star, french, and plain round are extra large tips, and were purchased from The Cupcake Social.

Piping Technique for Extra Large Tips Place tip inside your piping bag, and fill with icing.Hold your piping tip approximately 1/4" above your cupcake at a 90° angle. Piping Technique for Large TipsPlace tip inside your piping bag, and fill with icing. Decorating Cupcakes Ok - now that your cupcakes are decorated with beautiful swirls, now what?