Monday, July 21, 2008

Swirly Cupcakes

I love all the beautiful swirly cupcakes I've been seeing on blogs. I've been trying to create that swirly top myself, with little success, until recently. I went and bought a bunch of open star tips that I thought were big enough to make that swirl, but no. Finally, at a craft store, I picked up Wilton's Cupcake Decorating Kit and there is a 1M tip inside- large enough to make those delicious swirls!! The 1M tip is the secret. Ok, to a lot of you, it probably wasn't a secret, but it sure was to me. Included in the kit is also a special tip used for making filled cupcakes. Last week when we did those corn-cob cupcakes, I used the leftover frosting to ice some cupcakes and practice my swirl. I used Magnolia's Buttercream recipe, which is very basic, but creamy, delicious and perfect for piping. I know I probably need more practice (darn!) but I was so proud of my first swirly cupcakes. My hubby tried his hand at a few too, and did quite a good job! Here is a little how-to using the 1M tip. I've included a few pics for you to peruse. Just a few.





6 comments:

HoneyB said...

Dishy, your cupcakes look lovely! I wish I could eat one!

LadyJayPee said...

I've been craving cupcakes, & I'm not even a cake gal. Those are an impressive first try, Dish!

Linda said...

Dishy, they look professional! And I can't believe I missed the corn cob cupcakes--they are so cute.

Stephanie said...

They look great! When I looked at the pictures, before reading your post, I thought they were purchased cupcakes. Then I read that you did them yourself, and they were your first attempt. Great job!

Alisa & Jared said...

Yummmy....but do we ever get to see photos of Portugal?!! I hope all is going well for your family in the new home! Ella will be so sad not to play with your kids when we drive through this Fall!

Allie said...

Mmmmmm....those look so good.

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