Create a garden full of flower-topped cupcakes for your next get-together. Sign up for The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 1 to learn how to do the double bag swirl technique showcased on these colorful cupcakes.
Make cupcakes. Prepare chocolate and yellow batter, separately, following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
Tint icing. Prepare chocolate and buttercream icing, separately, following recipe directions. Tint portions of white icing yellow, blue, rose, light green and dark green.
Decorate sunflower cupcakes. Use tip 18, cut disposable decorating bag and yellow icing to pipe two rows of pull-out star petals around the top outer edge of the cupcakes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and chocolate icing to pipe dots on center of cupcakes.
Decorate bead petal cupcakes. Use tip 12, cut disposable decorating bag and blue icing to pipe two rows of bead petals around the top of the cupcakes. Use tip 12 and blue icing to pipe a dot in center of cupcakes.
Decorate pull-out flower cupcakes. Use spatula and rose icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Use tip 352, cut disposable decorating bag and rose icing to pipe rows of pull-out leaves on top of cupcakes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and rose icing to pipe dots on center of cupcakes.
Decorate two-toned green drop flower cupcakes. Use spatula and light green icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth.
Prepare disposable decorating bags for double bag swirl technique. Fill two separate disposable decorating bags with a shade of green icing, cut tips off of bags and place inside another disposable decorating bag fitted with tip 2D. Use double bag to pipe drop flowers on top of cupcakes.
Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate blossoms.
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.