Creating two-tone swirls without the colors blending has always been a decorating dilemma, but now we have the solution! The multi-bag striping technique is a surprisingly easy, three-bag decorating technique will give you stunning swirls.
Make icing one day in advance for more vibrant color. Prepare medium consistency buttercream icing following recipe directions. Divide icing in half; set aside one half that will not be tinted. Use red icing color to tint other half red.
Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes in baking cups following recipe directions.
Prepare icing bags. Fill one decorating bag 1/4 full or less with white icing and another 1/4 full or less with red icing. Use scissors to cut bags 1/2 in. from end. Flatten bags slightly.
Place tip 1M in a third cut decorating bag. Place the filled icing bags in the third bag, making sure tips of smaller bags are nestled in tip 1M. Twist tops of bags together.
Ice cupcakes. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake. Each double-filled bag will ice 4 to 5 cupcakes.
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.