Monday, December 19, 2011

{tutorial} Fancy Cupcake Frosting from pen n' paper flowers

Recently, I had the privilege of contributing to The Party Dress Holiday Magazine.  When the issue went live, I was blown away by all of the holiday inspiration. One of my favorite contributions from the issue were cupcakes with the most beautiful frosting finish from Jess of pen n' paper flowers.  Jess is so sweet to share her Cupcake Frosting Finish using a French tip with us today.  The simple tutorial will have you creating beautiful cupcakes in a snap.  Perfect for your upcoming holiday parties!

You'll need one of these...

Insert the tip into a pastry bag or ziploc bag and then fill the bag with frosting.  The frosting will need to be light and fluffy but somewhat dense/thick in order to hold its shape.
Jess used a Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting for these cupcakes.

Start with a squirt/blob of frosting that looks something like this...

Tap your cupcakes on the counter or flat surface until the frosting settles to your liking...

Top with a candy of your choice...

You can even try this on mini cupcakes too!

If you want to get a little more fancy, try a 3 tier effect using the same technique.
The trick is to pipe on the first layer, lifting up but not completely detaching from the first layer to begin the second layer.
Make the second layer slighter smaller...lift without detaching and repeat with a smaller circle of frosting to complete the third tier.
Again, tap the cupcake on the counter or flat surface until the frosting settles and add a small topping of choice.

Thanks so much Jess for sharing the tutorial with us.  Can't wait to start creating fancy frosting cupcakes for our upcoming holiday parties.


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