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How Do You Ice a Cupcake?

post #1 of 12
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I tried to do a batch this weekend and they all looked like a 5 year old iced them! No offense, but how do you ice them to put things like roses on them?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
post #2 of 12
I would like to know this myself.. I know if you put roses and stuff on them, I guess the way the base look really doesn't matter. I would like to know how to just neatly ice them for just simply decorations like monograming.
post #3 of 12
The cupcakes that I have done...check photos....I just pipe the roses right ontop the bare cupcake and fill the grass in around and pipe the Chrysanthamums and daisys etc...You don't need to pre ice them!

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post #4 of 12
When I want them to look nice, I ice with a spatula and smooth Viva style like I do my cakes. Then I usually add a border around the cupcake. Takes a few extra minutes, but looks really nice.
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post #5 of 12
I use the 1M tip and make a big swirl on the bare cupcake. It takes no time and looks really good.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by kisha311

I tried to do a batch this weekend and they all looked like a 5 year old iced them! No offense, but how do you ice them to put things like roses on them?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.


To do the swirly cupcakes that have a monogram on top, like these
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=boonenati&cat=0&pos=32
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=boonenati&cat=0&pos=43
I use the tip pictured in this post. It's huge,and works beautifully, you can ice the cakes in no time at all.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-15000-cupcake.html+cafe

For adding flowers, i just pipe the flower on a nail and use the Wilton flower lifter to add the flower to the cupcake. Here are some i did earlier this year
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=boonenati&cat=0&pos=40
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=boonenati&cat=0&pos=38

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Nati
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone for their help.

Nati,

Great work and I think I will use the 2D tip the next time, looks the most similar to what you use.

I will keep trying and wait until I have decent results before posting a picture!
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by kisha311

Thanks to everyone for their help.

Nati,

Great work and I think I will use the 2D tip the next time, looks the most similar to what you use.

I will keep trying and wait until I have decent results before posting a picture!


Kisha
I only just recently got myself a 2D tip, here is a picture of the tip i use next to the 2d, there is a big difference. I got this tip from a catering supply store. They are used in bakeries to fill pastries. They are a lot cheaper than the metal ones, and work beautifully.
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Nati
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Nati,

Thanks, there is a HUGE difference! I wouldn't even know where to find the tip like yours. That's awesome. Woudl you remember the name of the store you bought it from in Australia, or can you check and see if their supplier has a website?

Thanks again for all of your help.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by kisha311

I tried to do a batch this weekend and they all looked like a 5 year old iced them! No offense, but how do you ice them to put things like roses on them?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.




For a easy, fast and simple way, especially when you have alot to go in a party bag, you just use the small star tip and go round and round.
post #11 of 12
For a super quick, smooth, shiny and perfect base coat on a cupcake, I warm canned (yes, store-bought)frosting in the microwave until it is thin, then, I dip the tops of the cupcakes in the warm frosting.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for those suggestions as well, I don't know why I didn't think of using the small star tip. DuH!

You guys rock!
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