18th September 2012 // 2 Comments

National Cupcake Week tutorial: How to pipe cupcakes!

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To celebrate our launch and National Cupcake Week we decided to feature decorating tutorials from Monday to Friday instead of our usual weekly ‘Tutorial Tuesday’. What better way to begin  than with how to pipe cupcakes! We have used dummy cakes in this tutorial to demonstrate which we recommend for practice purposes.

What you need:
A batch of cooled down dummies (or dummy cakes)
Buttercream
A Spatula
Our ‘Cupcake Kit’ OR…
– The following tips bt Ateco 848808868 and 855
Disposable piping bags
Sprinkles or cake glitter

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Step one: To pipe a cupcake choose your desired tip (we have featured examples of four classic cupcake swirls below using the Ateco 848, 808, 868 and 855). A technique we continue to find useful is to pipe your cupcake in two seperate steps. The first step of this technique is to swirl a bottom layer directly onto your cupcake to form a base stopping when you have a ‘peak’ in the middle (as shown above).

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Step two: Using the ‘peak’ you created as a guideline begin to pipe the second layer of your frosting. Reducing the size create a similar swirl atop of the one you did in the first step (as seen in the pictures above). Not only does this add hight, now you have a beautifully decorated cupcake!

Please note: If placing your cupcakes in a box the added hight may need to be considered.

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We have compiled a ‘Cupcake Kit’ for anyone interested in cupcake decorating. Featured in our kit is 60 random design cupcake cases, a pot of Rainbow Dust cake glitter chosen at random, the four Ateco tips demonstrated above and a pack of 10 12″ Ateco disposable decorating bags all for only £17.50! This kit is perfect for both beginners and professionals alike and, of course, for those who would like to celebrate National Cupcake Week.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jackie Wade 23rd January 2013 at 12:41 pm

    as a complete novice your tutorials are fab, thank u so much for sharing

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 25th January 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Jackie, Thank you for your comment. We really appreciate feedback from our readers and it is wonderful to hear that our tutorials are easy to understand and follow. Be sure to keep checking back for more cake and cupcake decorating tutorials! Kind regards, Juniper Cakery

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