{VIDEO} How To Frost A Cupcake Part 2: Fun Designs & Techniques | Cupcakes 101: Quick, Easy Tips & Tricks

In this Cupcakes 101 Video, I show you how to pipe fun, bakery-style cupcakes using the same piping tips from my "basic cupcake swirl how-to video", to create a ton of different looks, from roses to fancy tiered shells

(check out my cupcake and frosting recipes below)
Watch the video below or click here to view it on YouTube

Click here for: How To Frost A Cupcake Part 1
The Perfect Bakery Swirl (5 ways) Video


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. From left to right, 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

Click here for: How To Decorate Fun & Professional Cupcakes At Home