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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2010
Learn three easy ways to ice cupcakes--spreading, piping, and dipping.
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. It's fast, but requires some specialty tools like a pastry bag with a large star tip. 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. Icing cupcakes is easy! The only hard part is choosing between cream cheese frosting, butter icing, chocolate, vanilla, and butter cream frostings.