Ten Top Tips for Icing Cupcakes
As a baker, I know that cupcake decorating can be harder than it looks sometimes. But never fear, you can become a pro too, with a little help from these fab guides and a bit of practice!
Rose, Swirl and Ruffle
Three very easy ways to ice cupcakes; rose, swirl and ruffle. Best of all, all you need to achieve the ombre effect is this Color Swirl from Wilton »
Round Tip Swirl
Your homemade cupcakes will be even more tempting when you add a pretty peak of icing on top! This tutorial uses Wilton tip 2A », but any large round tip will work.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. This look has been created with Wilton Tip no.16 »
Ribbon Rose Icing
The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It’s the basis for many borders and more, using the Wilton no.21 Open Star Decorating Tip »
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great! Use Wilton Tip no.16 »
Tri-level Rosebud Cupcake
This fantasy flower covers your cupcakes with amazing texture. Build petals in groups of three vertical petals to create an elongated multi-layered blossom. Use a Wilton no.150 Petal Decorating Tip »
Bachelor Button Icing
The handsome Bachelor Button uses two different Round Decorating Tips; Numbers 1 and 5 » and Open Star Tip no.16 » It’s an excellent choice on cakes for men and in summer floral arrangements. They also look terrific in blue, white, pink or lavender!