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How to Frost Cupcakes

A cupcake that’s dressed up with frosting goes from basic to highly-styled dessert. In this video, you’ll learn three easy techniques for icing cupcakes—spreading, piping, and dipping. We’ll show you simple ways to make dabs, swirls, and wavy designs. You’ll also learn the piping method, the best method for icing a lot of cupcakes. Learn a great trick for scooping frosting into the pastry bag and see how to pipe frosting evenly and smoothly, finishing with a swirling flourish. Finally, there’s the dipping method, which involves dipping and twisting cupcakes into a warm, shiny chocolate glaze or ganache. You’ll also get ideas for decorating cupcakes with sprinkles, candies, and other fun toppings. See top-rated frosting recipes.

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  • Ebony Bruce

I would love the recipe for the frosting used in the piping method. Thanks :)

  • smithjoseph

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  • denise Gianinetti

Allrecipes-I would love the recipe for the frosting that was used to pipe the cupcakes as well as the size of the tip. I usually use a buttercreme frosting but would love this as it looks wonderfull to work with.thanks!