{VIDEO} How To Frost A Cupcake Part 1: The Perfect Bakery Swirl (5 ways) | Cupcakes 101: Quick, Easy Tips & Tricks

In this Cupcakes 101 Video, I show you how to pipe that perfect bakery swirl using a few different piping tips, to create a ton of different types of swirls, from smooth and round to fun and ruffly

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Here are my favorite frostings for piping on cupcakes:


Classic Chocolate American Buttercream

Click here for the vanilla cupcake recipe from the video


First make your frosting. (Click Here For a List of My Favorite Go-To Frosting Recipes). I like to use a classic American buttercream for decorating my cupcakes. Here I used vanilla tinted with food coloring.

Next choose your decorating tip. They come in all different brands, styles and sizes. Here I have a jumbo set of Ateco brand and a small set of Wilton brand. The piping bags at the top are fitted with standard size Wilton brand tips. Here I have a round tip, open star tip, closed star tip and a french (open star) tip.

First you need to prepare your piping bag. Here is some more videos to help with getting started:

Click here to learn some tips for filling your piping bag with frosting

 Click here to see my favorite trick for filling your piping bag, for a re-useable, mess-free alternative to the video above!

If you don't have a piping bag, click here to learn how to use a regular plastic ziploc bag for piping

If you want to switch between decorating tips, Click here to learn how to use a coupler

Finally, pipe away!
Here is a round tip swirl.

Open star tip swirl.

Closed star tip swirl.

French tip (another open star) swirl.

Offset spatula swirl.

Which is your favorite?!

Click here for: How To Frost A Cupcake Part 2
Fun Designs & Technique Video

Click here for: How To Decorate Cupcakes