Cupcake Decorating: Tips and Tricks!

Cupcake Decorating: Tips and Tricks!


Let’s admit it: we all love cupcakes! Not only are they delicious, but they are also pretty. That is, if they are decorated nicely. Today I am going to show you guys a couple tricks and techniques and give you a couple tips so that you can be the creator of some beautiful cupcakes.

1. Colored Batter!


One simple way to make cupcakes pretty, especially if you are short on time, is by adding a drop or two of food coloring to the batter. Once the cupcakes come out of the oven, they will be colorful! Just know that the color may show up darker after being baked and that this trick works best with white cake. If you need to make cupcakes quickly for a party or you don’t think you will have enough time to frost them, this takes less than a minute and can ensure that your cupcakes are beautiful!

2. Sprinkles!

icing bags
I used fish shaped sprinkles and blue frosting to make a cupcake that was ocean themed.

Who doesn’t like sprinkles? They are fun and can create an elegant or a fun look! whether you are using a fancy frosting technique or simply dolloping some frosting onto your cupcakes, sprinkles are a guaranteed way to spruce up the look!

3. Icing Bags and Tips!


Though, as the name states, icing bags are meant for icing, they work with frosting too! Just put a pretty tip into the icing bag, fill it with frosting, and get decorating! Icing bags can make frosting look like water, flowers, or spikes when you use different tips. If you can also frost a cupcake smoothly and then use a jagged edged tip and just go around the rim of a cupcake to make it pop! If you don’t have icing bags, you can use a Ziploc bag and cut an end off, or simply use a spoon or knife to shape the frosting.

4. Colored Frosting!

colored frosting/ sprinkles

Similar to the first tip, you can simply add food coloring to frosting to make it look pretty too! This will make the frosting stand out in comparison to the cupcake and can help it better match a certain theme of colors.

5. Wrappers!

Cupcake wrappers with designs and pictures on them are sold at craft stores, food stores, and grocery stores. They are great when making themed cupcakes for a bake sale, holiday, or party! Plus, they are simple and easy to add to your cupcakes.


If one or more of these tips are used, you can make beautiful cupcakes that will certainly stand out! Don’t forget to check back next Wednesday for another article!




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