How to Make Bakery Cupcakes
Ever wondered how the fancy cupcake shops make those beautiful cupcakes?
It’s actually very easy if you know how!
Step 1: Frost cupcakes lightly with a small amount of icing, building a base for the decorative icing to sit on. You can use store-bought cans of icing if you’d like.
Step 2: Use a Wilton 1M Swirl (or similar) Icing tip. Screw into an icing bag or drop into an icing bag with the very end cut off. The Wilton tip can usually be found at Michaels, AC Moore and Wal-Mart.
Step 3: Using constant pressure on your icing bag, begin at the outside edge of the cupcake. Make a swirl of icing by circling around the outside edge of the cupcake, then moving slightly in each time around. Release pressure on icing bag once you get to the middle.
Step 4: If you’d like to add any sprinkles, decorations or toppers, do it now before the icing sets. Once the icing sets and becomes harder the toppings will not stick.
Step 5: Add a decorative cupcake wrapper from a local baking supply store, craft store or online. I found the Ice Cream Cone wrappers used in these photos at Roundabouts. Put on a fancy plate and Voila! You’ve got gorgeous bakery-style cupcakes!
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