5 Cupcake Icing Techniques | Cake Decorating how to make
5 Cupcake Icing Techniques | Cake Decorating
English - transcript English - transcript Hi, I'm Katie, and today I'm going to showyou some simple icing techniques for cupcakes. I have a few types of frosting here. I havejust a white butter cream, a yellow butter cream, and a purple butter cream. You canuse any type you like whether it's chocolate, store bought, homemade or whipped cream, butthe technique is the same. So what I'm starting with is, you can seeI'm using a disposable piping bag, and I have a tip. In this one I have a large star tip.Here I have no tip at all, and I'll show you why, and here I have just a small round. Witheach tip we're going to get a very different result. So to start out I'm just going to trim theend off my purple frosting. When you look at these cupcakes you can see when I put themin the oven the batter only came up about three quarters of the way, so we get thatreally nice dome shape that we're looking for, so now when I go to ice them I'm kindof at the perfect level just to finish them off. But so just this one kind of simple way, youcan just push your frosting and lift up, and you get a really adorable little kiss. I thinkthat's my favorite, actually. Really cute thing to do, I'll do one more. You just push,push, push, push, push. You'll notice I'm not swirling it around. I'm just lifting up,and I get a really beautiful spike. Now for something like a small round tip Ihave my yellow frosting. You could either start in the middle, or I even start fromthe outside, and I'm just going to kind of go in a circular motion and just make a reallyfun, almost like a bee hive. Really simple, again, if you want to start in the middleyou could do that as well. Just work your way around, and you could even build it alittle higher this way. Really cute. Okay. So that's a few techniques. Now I'mmoving into my star tip. This is a really large star tip. You can use one that's a littlebit smaller, but to make something called a rosette I just start in the middle and swirlaround, and then lift off and you have a really cute little swirl. I want to do just a regularstar. I'll just same way, I'll just push, push, push, push, push, lift up. Really cute.Nowif you want to get a little more fun, a fun thing you can do if you're into kind of spikesand things like that. Watch your sleeve when you're decorating,so you can just kind of spike all over, and you can see how easy that is. Just make sureyour frosting is nice and cold. As you can see mine is sort of starting to drip justslightly. If you feel like that's happening either pop these in the fridge right awayso it'll start to set up, or pop your bag in the fridge so the icing will firm up justslightly and you'll be able to work with it a little easier. To finish these off take candies, take anythingyou like. Just sort of give them a little "zhouzh" of love here, and they're ready togo, some fun little decorations. Any candy you like is really fun. A few more sprinklesthere, and that's it. Some really easy and beautiful cupcake designs.