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10 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes with Tip 74


Just because decorating tip 74 is designed for leaves doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other designs! Great for piping shells, roses, rosettes, ruffles and more, this decorating tip can add amazing texture and style to your cake or cupcakes.
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Step 1

Bake cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in white cupcake liners.

Step 2

Tint icing. Tint 1 cup icing each red, green and blue following color combinations provided.

*Combine Red-Red and Black icing colors to get red color shown. Combine Kelly Green and Royal Blue icing colors to get green color shown. Combine Royal Blue and Black icing colors to get blue color shown.

Step 3

Decorate cupcakes. Prepare three decorating bags with tip 74. Fill separately with red, green and blue icing.

  • Red and Blue Striped Cupcake: Using blue icing, pipe four zig-zag lines, starting at edge and moving towards center. Repeat with red icing.
  • Circles of Leaves Cupcake: Using red icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces up. Use pull-out star technique to pipe row of leaves around edge of cupcake. Using blue icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces down. Use same technique to pipe row of leaves on inside of red line. Using green icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces up. Use same technique to pipe row of leaves on inside of blue line.
  • Running Shells Cupcake: Using blue icing, pipe row of shells in center of cupcake. Turn cupcake 180°. Repeat with green icing. Turn 180° again. Repeat with red icing.
  • Tri-Color Daisy Cupcake: Using red icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces left. Pipe flower using daisy technique. Using blue icing, pipe circle of shells in center of cupcake. Using green icing, pipe rosette in center.
  • Green and Red Ruffle Cupcake: Using green icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces up. Pipe ruffle around edge of cupcake. Using red icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces down. Pipe ruffle in center.
  • Rosette on the Water Cupcake: Using blue icing, hold bag so wide end of tip faces up. Pipe ruffle around edge of cupcake. Using green icing, use pull-out star technique to pipe leaves in center. Using red icing, pipe rosette in center.
  • Red Rose Cupcake: Using red icing, pipe rose to cover cupcake.
  • Blue Rosette Cupcake: Using blue icing, pipe rosette to cover cupcake.
  • Ruby Rosettes Cupcake: Using red icing, pipe small rosettes around edge of cupcake. Repeat in center. Using green icing and pull-out star technique, pipe leaves around rosettes.
  • Green and Blue Rope Cupcake: Using green icing, pipe buttercream rope around edge of cupcake. Using blue icing, repeat in center.
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The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.

A wonderful technique for finishing your piped baskets with pretty edging and handles. Excellent too for western or nautical theme cakes. You can make a great looking rope with round or star tips.

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Try some fun color combinations?yellow petals with yellow or blue centers, violet or blue petals with yellow centers and peach petals with orange centers. Highlight centers with Wilton Cake Sparkles? or colored sugars.

Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.

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