Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of options or a lot of time on your hands to go all out decorating cupcakes, but you still want something cute. You might not have tons of piping tips to choose from either (yeah, I have an obsession with those), but I’m betting you’ve got a star tip. Today I want to show you easy cupcake decorating using a star tip.
I’ve got about six options for you to start off with. Now, I used some super eye-blinding bright colors here, but you can always make it your own and use your preferred colors. The combinations are endless, but these ideas will get you started.
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So let’s get started.
Tools Needed for any of the cupcakes:
- Buttercream (Grab my vanilla bean buttercream recipe and my double chocolate recipes)
- Piping Bags
- Star Tip
- Optional, but helpful: Piping Bag Couplers
Tip: If you’re using several different colors of buttercream, but you only have one icing tip, fit your bags with the couplers, so you can switch your icing tip around.
I could type a million words to explain these designs, but I think the best way to show you is through video. So, here are the seven piping designs…and make sure to keep scrolling to catch the video on how to it’s done.
Green & Pink Starburst Cupcakes
Multicolor Starburst Cupcakes
White Basketweave Cupcakes
Pink Ruffle Cupcakes
Change the colors up and you’ve got tons of different options.
You could even do a colorful shell border across the entire cupcake:
Now to the video:
Alright, what do you think? Send me some of YOUR versions…I’d love to see them!
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