These fun Darling Dot Cupcakes are great for birthday parties, wedding and baby showers and so much more. Use your favorite colors to create icing dots that match your celebration. You can see these cupcakes and many more in the How to Decorate Cakes & Desserts kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools for cake decorating.
Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in white cupcake liners.
Tint icing. Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get green color shown. Combine Teal, Kelly Green and Royal Blue icing colors to get deep teal color shown. Combine Golden Yellow and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get yellow color shown. Combine Rose and Sky Blue icing colors to get magenta color shown. Tint ½ cup icing each green, deep teal, yellow and magenta using color combinations provided. Using remaining white icing, spatula ice cupcakes.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare decorating bags separately with tips 3, 5, 12 and 2A. Fill tip 3 bag with yellow icing, tip 5 bag with green icing, tip 12 bag with deep teal icing and tip 2A bag with magenta icing.
Alternating colors, pipe dots down center, around edge or in crescent shape. Pat down dots with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.