How to Pipe a Cupcake Swirl


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.
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Step 1
Step 1

Using a decorating bag fitted with tip 1M, 2D or 2A, hold the bag straight up, with the tip about half an inch above the surface of your cupcake.

Step 2
Step 2

Squeeze to form the center of the swirl. Without releasing pressure, raise the tip a little bit and move it slightly to the side. This will be the starting point of your swirl.

Step 3
Step 3

Pipe a line of icing toward the top of the star. Using a circular motion, pipe a ā€œCā€ until it connects to the starting point.

Step 4
Step 4

After completing the first rotation, move the tip slightly inward and repeat the circular motion. Continue spiraling until you reach the desired height. End the spiral at the center of the cupcake. Stop squeezing before pulling tip away.

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)

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How to Pipe a Cupcake Swirl is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 505.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my favorite way to frost a cupcake. And you can do it with more than one color, or a striped pattern by painting the inside of the bag with icing colors
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it is so easy to make a swirl but the cupcakes or the cakes, they look so elegant
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I discovered this decorating tip on this wilton website. I love using the 1M swirl decorating tip. It makes decorating cupcakes easy and also much faster.
Date published: 2013-03-12
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