Friday, October 21

tutorial | Cupcake Frosting Finish using French Pastry Tip

Want to know how to achieve this frosting finish for your next batch of cupcakes?
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You'll need one of these...
a JUMBO French Pastry Tip
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Insert the tip into a pastry bag or ziploc bag and then fill the bag with frosting.
The frosting will need to be light and fluffy but somewhat dense/thick in order to hold it's shape.
I used a Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting for these cupcakes.
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SQUIRT
Start with a squirt/blob of frosting that looks something like this...
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TAP
Tap your cupcake on the counter or flat surface until the frosting settles to your liking...
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TOP
Top with a candy of your choice...
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Works like a charm for regular cupcakes...
(These are peanut butter-filled cupcakes...go HERE for the tutorial on cupcake coring)
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and even mini cupcakes too!
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GET A LITTLE MORE FANCY...TAP and TOP
If you want to get a little more fancy...try a three tier effect using the same technique.
The trick is to pipe on the first layer, lifting up but not completely detaching from the first layer to begin the 2nd layer.
Make the 2nd layer slightly smaller...lift without detaching and repeat with smaller circle of frosting to complete 3rd tier.
(I SO hope that makes sense)
Again, tap the cupcake on the counter or flat surface until the frosting settles and add a small topping of choice.
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I've fallen in love with how easy this tip is to use.
I can't wait to come up with other creative ways to use it.
Enjoy!!

15 comments:

Craft October 21, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Renee' October 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

Thank you, thank you!! Now I need to go get one and whip up another batch of cupcakes!!

Kathleen Rogers, Sharing life over Tea! October 22, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

You make it look so easy! I had no idea, and now I'm going to give it a whirl! Thanks so much!!!!

Great Life Photography October 22, 2011 at 3:53 PM  

I am in love with this tip and how you have frosted your cupcakes with it ... found this on facebook from The Tomkat Studio. Thank you so much ... going to Michael's to find this tip!

The Wade Family October 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM  

Where do you buy your cupcake liners?

Kate October 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

Totally love this! I'm a total newbie to using frosting tips and I think I could even do this...and the 3 tier directions totally make sense, even to me.

Thanks much!

PS I'm here through a FB link from Cupcake Express.

Craft October 22, 2011 at 10:06 PM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Amanda October 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

Great tutorial. It makes me want to go make some cupcakes. I think I'll do that soon. The cupcakes look really good.

jess @ pen n' paperflowers October 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

Thank you to each of you for leaving comments and asking questions. I'm so glad you found the tuturial informative and inspirational...

Renee' - I want to see photos after you've whipped up a new batch of cupcakes with your new tip! *wink*

Kathleen - It really is easy...I do hope you'll try it out and come back and share your results.

The Wade Family - I purchase my cupcake liners at various places. For plain white ones I generally just pick the up at the grocery store or craft store. Other times I order specialty liners via Bake it Pretty and other fun sites on Etsy.

Kate - newbie or not...you could TOTALLY do this! I hope you'll try it out!!

Amanda...I'm thrilled you feel inspired to make some cupcakes. I'd love to see your results and hear about your experience!!

Hugs everyone!!! Thanks again for the sweet comments!

Christina November 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM  

I'm so glad you posted this! I saw the cupcakes on Hostess with the Mostess and my first thought was, "HOW did she do that frosting?!" I was elated to see you post it in the cupcake coring. They are beautiful and delicious looking :)

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

You are welcome Christina...I hope you'll try out the technique and come back to let me know your results!!

Michelle November 9, 2011 at 3:09 PM  

Wow, these are fantastic!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

Thanks Michelle...and thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you'll try out the technique!!

Not Just A Mommy! November 9, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

I totally love my giant tip too! Mine is an Ateco #829, it's so big I have to use jumbo frosting bags if I have a lot of piping to do.

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

Not Just a Mommy...

I LOVE it!! I have to be careful because it's VERY easy to go a little overboard with the frosting! *wink*

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