How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty

How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty


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How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty

One thing that I have learned is not to fight the frosting. Some frosting recipes can be piped onto a cupcake and make beautiful swirls. Other frostings are meant to be spread. Don’t be sad if the frosting you make is the spreadable kind; your cupcake can still look pretty.  When I first started making cupcakes, I would mess with frostings for hours trying to get them to pipe. Now, I just work with what I’ve got and I’m much happier:

  • If your frosting is thin – spread it with an offset spatula and then think of something fun to top it with.  It could be sprinkles or candy or even cookies.  Use your imagination.
  • If your frosting is pipe-able, you can make a traditional cupcake swirl or you can use a tip set and play around with different piping patterns. 
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2 comments on “How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am wondering why my cupcakes always have a point in the middle of them when they bake? How do I stop this from happening?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU MENTIONED THIS – “One thing that I have learned is not to fight the frosting. Some frosting recipes can be piped onto a cupcake and make beautiful swirls.”

    I thought I was the only one who “fights” for the right to have a perfect swirl when the frosting can not be piped.

    But I still aim to always find a way to always be able to pipe and make a perfect swirl. It is like giving the cupcake a PUMP UP body!

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