8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Using Tip 1G Zoom

8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Using Tip 1G

With just a single tip style and a few simple decorating techniques up your sleeve, a myriad of cupcakes are possible. Here a drop flower tip 1G and three vibrant colors of icing create seven impressive cupcake designs perfect for any occasion.
Makes: 24
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bake and cool cupcakes.

Step 2

Prepare icing. Tint icing following QuickCount formulas below. Prepare 3 disposable decorating bags with tip 1G and fill with orange, yellow and teal icing.

Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint batter in the following shades:

  • Pastel Orange: 2 cups white icing + 2Y + 1C
  • Autumn Golden Yellow: 2 cups white icing +8Y + 3O
  • Summer Teal: 2 cups white icing + 6B + 1 Y
Step 3

Decorate cupcakes. For pastel orange flower cupcake, pipe c motion scrolls from the outside edge in towards the center. Repeat around the top of the cupcake.

Step 4

For teal swirl drop flower cupcake, pipe swirl drop flowers covering top of cupcake.

Step 5

For teal drop flower cupcake, pipe stars to cover top of cupcake. Pipe a final drop flower on top of the stars in the center.

Step 6

For teal circle with star cupcake, pipe a circle around edge to cupcake. Pipe a star in center.

Step 7

For pastel orange shells cupcake, pipe 4 evenly spaced shells from the outer edge of the cupcake to the center. Pipe a star in the center.

Step 8

For golden orange flower cupcake, pipe a zigzag circle around cupcake top.

Step 9

For golden yellow shell cupcake, pipe a ring of shells that lean slightly out around the edge of the cupcake. Pipe a star in the center.

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4.5 lb. White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing ((6 cups used))


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4 1/2 cups Favorite cupcake recipe or mix ((makes 20 to 24 cupcakes))




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3 used Tip: 1G


Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

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.

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!

Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles. Learn how to make a 1M swirl, as well as, a swirl using tips 2A and 2D.

One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

This is a great technique to use as waves on water or for beach scene cakes! For water, use blue colored icing, or try a two-tone look using blue and white icing in the same bag.

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