Your one-year old is sure to smile back at this colorful smash cupcake! With our Dimensions Multi-Cavity Mini Cupcakes Pan, the great detail bakes right in. Just stack the top and bottom cupcake halves and decorate the fun face and party hat.
Make cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool 2-piece mini cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing. Tint portions black, yellow, orange, green and red. Reserve some white.
Assemble cupcakes. Use spatula to ice top of bottom cupcake half smooth in white. Position top cupcake half.
Decorate bottom cupcake half. Use spatula and black icing to ice mouth area smooth.
Use tip 8 and yellow and orange icing to pipe alternating stripes on sides of bottom cupcake half.
Decorate top cupcake half. Use tip 2A and white icing to cover top half with a swirl. Use tip 2A and yellow icing to pipe ball eyes. Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe dot pupils. Use tip 6 and red icing to pipe ball nose.
For hat, use tip 1A and green icing to pipe pull-out cone shape. For base of hat and pompom, use tip 13 and orange icing to pipe pull-out star fringe.
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.