My friends love my cupcakes! I haven’t been making them for very long but baking them gives me an outlet for some creative decoration! I went to a cupcake decoration demonstration by Star Bakery‘s Liana and have been progressing on my own as well as using youtube.com as a great resource!
Recommended basics for cupcake piping:
- Piping bags – there are loads to choose from, the plastic non slip disposable ones are my bag of choice.
- Piping Nozzles – Wilton 1M for the classic swirl, Wilton 2D for the rose swirl
- Buttercream – an essential! – I start with 4oz butter and 8oz icing sugar, vanilla extract, a splash of milk for glossiness.
- Pretty food colourings and various sprinkles.
If you are a beginner then I think this video is really useful. I love the very English style of presenter/author Xanthe Milton too…darling! She’s like the Nigella of Cupcakes!