Yellow & Green Cupcakes
Create fun designs using just one tip! From swirls to spirals, flowers to spikes, the large 2A decorating tip can bring your cupcakes to life. Mix and match colors and styles for a striking collection of cupcakes that’s sure to impress!
NEEDED: See the Supply List for items you can purchase here. Also, check the Techniques tab for decorating styles we used. You will also need:
Your favorite cake mix or recipe (4-1/2 to 5 cups batter needed) 3 mixing bowls
Bake and cool cupcakes. Use your favorite cake mix or recipe to make 4-1/2 to 5 cups of batter. Bake and cool 24 cupcakes.
Make icing. Divide icing equally among three bowls. Tint following color combinations provided here:
Combine Golden Yellow and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get yellow color shown. Combine Teal and Kelly Green icing colors to get teal color shown. Combine Leaf Green and Kelly Green icing colors to get green color shown.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare three decorating bags with tip 2A and fill each with tinted icing. Try these different styles:
Dotted Flower Cupcake: Using bead technique, pipe beads on edge of cupcake, working towards center. Add dot in center. Alternate colors as desired. Sunshine Yellow Cupcake: Using zigzag technique, pipe zigzag line around edge of cupcake. Pipe large swirl in center. Bead Border Cupcake: Using bead technique, pipe bead border in center of cupcake. Alternate colors and pipe bead borders on either side of middle border. Spiral Cupcake: Starting in center of cupcake, pipe swirl, working towards edge of cupcake. Zigzag Cupcake: Using zigzag technique, pipe tight zigzag line around edge of cupcake. Alternate colors and pipe tight zigzag lines toward center of cupcake. Rosette Cupcake: Using rosette technique, pipe rosettes around edge and in center of cupcake. Graduation Cupcake: Using pull-out star technique, pipe pull-out dots in alternating colors and sizes. Blue Swirls Cupcake: Pipe swirls around edge and in center of cupcake. Dotted with Color Cupcake: Using dot technique, pipe dots in alternating colors. High Spike Cupcake: Using pull-out star technique, pipe tall pull-out dots around edge and inside center of cupcake.
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.
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.
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.
The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts
and figure piping.