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How to pipe stars:
Using a decorating bag fitted with a star tip, hold the bag straight up, with the tip just slightly above the surface. Squeeze the bag to form a star. Use light pressure to form a small star and add more pressure to make a bigger star. Stop squeezing before pulling the tip away.
How to pipe rosettes:
Hold the bag at 90° angle with the tip slightly above the surface. Squeeze out frosting to form a star. Without releasing pressure, raise the tip slightly as you drop a line of frosting on top of the star in a tight, complete rotation. Pull the tip away, continuing the circular motion so that the tail maintains the circular shape of the rosette.
Use your favorite cupcake mix.
Chocolate cupcakes add a nice rich contrast against the frosting colors or opt for red velvet cupcakes for an extra pop of color.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different petal effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.
Whether you’re baking for the family or a whole bunch of kids, these Valentine’s Day cupcakes are a great way to show your love. Not only are cupcakes great for beginners, they’re also easy to transport and decorate, making them the ideal treat for classroom parties, office gatherings or brunches out with the girls.
Nothing says “I Love You!” quite like a freshly baked Valentine’s Day treat. So this year, skip the store bought bakes and try one of these quick and easy Valentine’s Day desserts instead!