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{VIDEO} How To Frost A Cupcake - My Favorite bakery-style cupcake swirls/How to pipe a perfect cupcake

Learn how to pipe a perfect swirl for fun and festive cupcakes to match the theme of any event or party!




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These are my 6 all time favorite go-to bakery style swirls. They are all pretty simple to master once you get the hang of them and they come out so gorgeous, everyone will think they came from a gourmet bakery!



All you'll need are some cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles and a piping bag with an assortment of piping tips.



You can choose any color frosting to pair with your favorite cupcakes. Today I did vanilla, but chocolate works great too!





These are my 3 favorite piping tips that I use all the time! The French Star Tip - Wilton 4B: http://amzn.to/2dyf740Closed Star Tip - Wilton 2D: http://amzn.to/2dGwImv and Round Tip - Wilton 2A: http://amzn.to/2cv0u01.





How To Frost A Cupcake
My Favorite bakery-style cupcake swirls/How to pipe a perfect cupcake




Swirl 1: Sprinkle covered with tiny swirl on top
Spread or pipe on frosting (I used a Closed Star Tip - Wilton 2D: http://amzn.to/2dGwImv), roll in sprinkles, pipe a little swirl in the center using a Round Tip - Wilton 2A: http://amzn.to/2cv0u01 and finish with a sprinkle or candy on top






Swirl 2: Simple Buttercream Swirl Rose (Click here for a full tutorial on this technique: http://www.lindsayannbakes.com/2014/04/video-how-to-pipe-simple-buttercream.html)
Start in the center and pipe a swirl using a Closed Star Tip - Wilton 2D: http://amzn.to/2dGwImv, working your way outward, instead of upward. Add sprinkles or a candy leaf. 






Swirl 3: Classic French Swirl
Using a French Star Tip - Wilton 4B: http://amzn.to/2dyf740, start in the center at a 90 degree angel and move to the edge of the cupcake, piping all the way around the base. Work your way up to create a classic swirl. Adorn with sprinkles.





Swirl 4: Rings & Frill
Using a Round Tip - Wilton 2A: http://amzn.to/2cv0u01 with your first color, pipe a dollop in the center (or use a marshmallow of raspberry instead. Pipe two rings around the center dollop. Useing your second color and a Closed Star Tip - Wilton 2D: http://amzn.to/2dGwImv, squeeze a ruffly frill in the center of the rings and top with a sprinkle, cherry or candy.





Swirl 5: Ruffle Swirl
Using a Closed Star Tip - Wilton 2D: http://amzn.to/2dGwImv, squeeze firmly and slowly at a 90 degree angel, pipe all the way around the base, working your way up to create a ruffly swirl. Add sprinkles on top while frosting is still wet.




Swirl 6: Two Toned Swirl (Click here for a full tutorial on this technique: http://www.LindsayAnnBakes.com/2016/09/how-to-pipe-two-toned-frosting-cupcake.html)
Wrap two colors of frosting in two pieces of plastic wrap. Twist the bottoms together, snip off the tips and place in piping bag using any tip (I used a Jumbo Open Star Tip - Ateco 827: http://amzn.to/2ds7IlE. Squeeze until you see both colors coming out evenly. Pipe a classic swirl and top with sprinkles.





Which one is your favorite?!