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Let’s Frost Cupcakes! {New Video}

July 24, 2013
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When I first started making cupcakes from scratch, I was terrified of piping bags! They can be so intimidating with all of their fancy tips and plastic or fabric bodies. But one day, I decided to just go for it. I ran out and bought a pack of a dozen metal tips in all shapes and sizes from the baking shop nearby and I practiced on paper plates until I got it just right. And when I felt ready for the real thing, I frosted my first batch of piped frosting cupcakes – they were perfect, and really, it couldn’t have been more easy. I loved being able to make pretty swirls and funky dot designs, and that each cupcake was more or less uniform – it made presentation that much more beautiful. Over the years, I’ve settled on three designs that I love to use. All three can be achieved with round or star tips for more variation. Here’s a little video tutorial I put together to show you how I like to frost my cupcakes. I hope you enjoy!

p.s. my favorite Red Velvet & Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. -xo

19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2013 3:57 am

    So fun! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:08 pm

      Thank you Michelle!

  2. July 24, 2013 5:18 am

    Loved it!!! More videos please, well done

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:08 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement! -xo

  3. July 24, 2013 6:13 am

    Thanks for sharing. It’s great to see you overcome your doubts and do so well :)

  4. July 24, 2013 9:02 am

    Beautiful cupcakes!!!! I was terrified as well when I first frosting cupcakes. Totally need a million times practice to make it perfect!!!

  5. July 24, 2013 9:13 am

    I LOVE this video, Paola! I have been trying to find uncomplicated ways to frost cupcakes and this tutorial is perfect :) Incidentally I heard this song on tv and had been trying to track it down :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:07 pm

      Thank you so so much! I’m so glad this video is doing its job! And I’m happy that you liked it :)

  6. July 24, 2013 10:04 am

    Aaaaaand now I want like 10 million cupcakes! :)
    Thanks for the tips and the craving!

    J. Parker

  7. Yvonne | mygreencloud permalink
    July 24, 2013 10:33 am

    Love it! Great video, thanks for sharing! :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:07 pm

      Thank you! And you’re so welcome, I’m glad you liked it :)

  8. July 24, 2013 9:33 pm

    I am glad to see this post. I literally just walked in from putting the 40 cupcakes for our party Saturday in the freezer. I can make a cupcake taste great but not always the prettiest. Why did I never think to practice on a plate.

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:06 pm

      Awesome! I’m glad I could help you out! Paper plates!! Genius, right? :)

  9. Mert Parsons permalink
    July 25, 2013 12:30 am

    You are so creative and fearless! ;-)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:05 pm

      awe thanks, Mama Mert!

  10. July 25, 2013 4:30 am

    So cute! Great video! :)

  11. July 25, 2013 6:48 am

    Beautiful cupcakes! I love your blog, you are so creative. I have nominated you for the Shine On Award. Feel free to participate here!
    Sophia :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 25, 2013 8:04 pm

      Thank you! Thank you! You’re so sweet!


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