Ever wonder how to make great cupcakes? I sure have. While I was visiting my step-mother-in-law, I watched her make some simple, and beautiful cupcakes. I was memorized watching her and I even got to do a couple myself. It was then I vowed to learn to make some of these beauties.
So I decided to do a practice batch for an upcoming baby shower I'm throwing. Here they are!
First I started with the best cake batter in the world. THE BEST. I use it for my Ultimate Reese Cake, it's extremely rich and simply irresistible! For cupcakes it took cooking them at 350 degrees for 18 or so minutes. The batch made 24 cupcakes. FULL cupcakes, not any of those partly full wimpy cupcakes. It makes them nice and round on the top.
Then I made, for the first time ever, homemade butter cream frosting in vanilla and chocolate. The vanilla I colored teal using a coloring gel from the craft store.
I then used a 1M tip I also got from the craft store. I looked into 'cupcake decorating kits' that have different tips but you can find them a lot cheaper at the craft store. This one was a star point.
Then then filled the cupcakes with frosting. All you do is poke the tip in the center of the top of the cupcake, having the tip inserted about halfway and squeeze. It's so easy and makes the cupcakes that much better. Trust me. Ok, trust my husband who can't get enough of them.
To do the swirl all you have to do is make a single drop/star of frosting in the middle of the cupcake, this will give the top of the cupcake a more mounded look. Then, starting from the outside of the cupcake in, swirl using an even amount of pressure. Top with sprinkles and you've got a winner! These are guarantee to please any crowd.
And trust me, if I can do it and have it turn out halfway decent, anyone can.
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