Cupcake Decorating Ideas
Are you looking for some fun ways to decorate cupcakes? With Spring and Easter right around the corner, many of us are looking for some fun and interesting ways to decorate cupcakes. In the past, many of us were happy to have boring looking cupcakes slathered with our favorite icing, but after hours on Pinterest, sometimes we can't help but want something a bit more fancy! It doesn't matter if you are planning cupcakes for a special party or as a fun weekend project with the kids, decorating them can be fun and easy with the right supplies!
Decorating Cupcakes: Unique Designs
If you are a busy parent, you probably bake and make all of your fun craft activities on weekends. One thing that has been getting a lot of attention lately is cupcakes. If you look on Pinterest or at any baking magazine, you have probably noticed all the beautiful cupcakes that look more like edible artwork than your average cupcake. What many people don't realize is that these cupcakes are easy to make in your own home, especially if you have the right tools and supplies. The trick is knowing what you want to do first! No matter what type of cupcake design you try to go with, there are a few supplies you will need for decorating fun cupcakes:
- Cupcake Icing Kit with Tips
- Cupcake Recipe
- Cupcake Icing
- Cupcake Decorations
- Cupcake Picks (some designs)
Decorating Cupcakes: Icing
While all of us love cupcakes, the most important part of decorating any cupcake is the icing. It is important that you work with an icing that isn't runny, but soft enough that it can easily be manipulated by your icing bag and tips. The trick to making your icing look amazing is choosing the right tips, and a healthy dose of patience. This is usually a slow process and can be messy, especially if you are using icing that has been dyed. While you can use purchased icing for decorating, we recommend actually making your own. Homemade icing is easier to work with and can be modified if it's too thick or too thin for the design you're wanting. Just remember that food coloring and your decorating kit are your best friends!
Decorating Cupcakes: Cupcake Picks & Decorations
Once you have your cupcakes iced, you can focus on decorating the cupcakes with some beautiful decorations. Today, you can find a variety of fun plastic or gummy decorating that are perfect for just about any themed party. Children especially love to decorate cupcakes with sprinkles and cupcake picks, especially if they want these cupcakes to match a certain theme, such as animals, circus, or even flowers! If you have younger children, you may want to consider going with edible cake decorations. Most edible decorations are shaped sugars that are then painted with food safe dyes. Some of our favorite include lady bugs, flowers, and even balloons! With all the different cupcake decorations available today, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to finding fun ways to decorate cupcakes!