Baking Basics:Cupcake Decorating Part I

Today’s post is from one of Diane of Created by Diane.  Diane and I met a year ago and I consider her friend and a very talented blogger, so I’m excited and honored to have her guest posting. She’s here to share with us her tips and tricks to decorating cupcakes with one my favorite tips, Wilton’s 2D.  If you’ve been to her site, then you know she can wield some decorating magic with this tip. If not, head over after you are done here not only to see her beautiful cupcake creations, but all her delicious sweets and mouth watering savory dishes.

. . . And, look how sweet she is, she even used my favorite color orange.

I’m thrilled that Naomi asked me to guest post today. I’ve been drooling over Naomi’s blog for sometime now. Did you know she and I have actually met. She is not only extremely talented but one of the sweetest most sincere people I’ve ever met. My blog is filled with sweet treats and savory eats. Today I’ll be sharing with you some cupcake decorating.

My favorite decorating tip is the 2 d tip. I love creating roses with them, but have found it is my go to decorating tip. I love how the there aren’t to many lines in the frosting. This tip creates a smooth flowing look.

Typical cupcakes start with the frosting on the outside edge. For the rose cupcakes you begin in the center of the cupcake and swirl the frosting around covering the cupcake to the outer edge. Here is my video on how to frost a rose cupcake.

I love frosting that has that ruffled edge to it. For this begin on the edge and put more pressure on the piping bag so that the frosting almost piles up and creates a ribbon effect. Here is my video on how to pipe ruffled edge frosting.

You won’t need a coupler with the tip, larger decorating tips don’t require a coupler. I love disposable decorating bags they make for easy clean up.

To pipe a pumpkin apply three lines of frosting one on each outer edge from top to bottom and one down the middle, then apply two additional lines in between the first three lines and add some green frosting with a leaf tip.

Two tone cupcakes are fun, just add the first color to the piping bag along one side then with a thin spatula slide the second color in from tip to end.

Although all these cupcakes have really bright colors you may be happy to know my favorite cupcakes are these…

Simple and sweet!

I use this Buttercream Recipe.

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21 Responses to “Baking Basics:Cupcake Decorating Part I”

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    Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — November 2, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    Those are so cute! That’s one of my favorite frosting tips as well, I’ve been working on my rose technique lately- it’s improving! I’m excited to try the pumpkin patterns soon!


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    Regan Martin — November 2, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    Thanks for making the videos…’s always easier to actually see it done! You just took all the mystery out of it, and now I think I can re-create them……THANKS!


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    JulieD — November 2, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    You’re both so talented! I love the pumpkin and the ruffles you made with this tip. Time for me to experiment! Thanks!


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    Carolyn — November 2, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing, ladies!


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    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — November 2, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    Thanks for the tips! The pumpkin one is so clever! Off to whip up some frosting and practice.


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    Biana | Simple and Tasty Recipes — November 2, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing these tips! Love the little pumpkin cupcake.


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 2, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

    So pretty, I need a piping lesson!


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — November 3, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    These are fabulous! I need some help in this area!


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    Iva | in my kitchen — November 3, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    that looks amazing! i love the bright orange frosting!


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    Kathy - Panini Happy — November 3, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Very pretty! I always love Diane’s decorating. :-)


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    shahar — November 4, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    Very nice – thank you for sharing :)


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    Cookin' Canuck — November 4, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    That tip really is a fun one to use. I love the ruffled edge effect you created.


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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — November 4, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    I may or may not have just licked my monitor. I’ll never say which it was. :) Great post and tutorial. I absolutely love the rose ribbon. Gorgeous.


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    Cassie — November 4, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    This is beautiful! I love fancy tips…my favorite part of cupcakes!


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    L. D. Pegram Boyle — November 5, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    I’m always looking for something different. My grandaughter loves to bake cupcakes. Very good tips.


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    Vanessa — November 5, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    What a great tutorial. Thank you. =)


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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 7, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    great tips! Love that pumpkin cupcake. :)


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    Lisa — November 7, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    Thanks for the videos! I’ve been working on decorating vegan cupcakes and these are very helpful. :)


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    Nanan Tonato — September 23, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    I was searching for cake decorating blogs and finally I found it. Thank you Diane.


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