Tricky Thursday : : Frosting Cupcakes 101

Cupcakes are making such a statement nowadays. What makes a cupcake? The frosting of course! A cupcake without frosting makes a muffin, a muffin with frosting makes a cupcake. This most defining feature differentiates the graceful cupcake from the rustic wholesome muffin and the range of cupcake decorations is almost infinite as one’s imagination. So to kick-start your cupcake frosting journey, here are some basic and simple guides to frost a cupcake.

Cupcakes wtih tips

Photo and tutorial from Glorious Treats : : (Left to Right) Large round tip, Open star (Wilton 1M), Closed star (Wilton 2D), French tip

For beginners, you’d want to use a large/jumbo decorating tip. Above are four most common shapes/tips for cake decorating.

Tip: You can use a coupler to hold the tips in place, for these large tips you’ll need a large coupler as well


Classic Vanilla Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting recipe available here.

Happy frosting!

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