Favorite Decorating Tip For Cupcakes

Baking By babeebk Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 1:19am by lauramw71

babeebk Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 6:58pm
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I always use what I like to call "old faithful", Wilton 1M to make a simple swirl atop my cupcakes. I'd like to step out of my 1m comfort zone and try some other tips.

What is your favorite tip for decorating cupcakes? Can we see a sample pic. Thanks!

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antonia74 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:17am
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I did an online how-to video last year that shows some fun tips for different cupcake designs with different tips. icon_smile.gif


These are what they looked like...

EyeCandy Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 3:48pm
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I hope you get more replies to this post because I too am getting a little too comfortable with my 1M and find myself not wanting to try out the other 30 something other tips I have here. That picture is beautiful, I want to try those!!

I am making cupcakes for my son tomorrow (1st birthday) and am going to try out the 4B tip I bought, I'll be sure to post pictures if they are a success!

babeebk Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:01pm
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I just ordered a 1A and a 6B...when i get them I'll try them out and post pics!

EyeCandy Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:09pm
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Yes, please definitely post a picture of the 6B. I used my 4B yesterday and they didn't come out as big of swirls as I wanted. icon_sad.gif I posted the picture under My Photos (the Pooh themed ones).

Antgirl Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:54pm
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antonia74, I LOVE your decorating video!!

sugarcheryl Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:31pm
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I like the video thanks for great ideas.

chilz822 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 6:01pm
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This weekend I did the 2D 'rose' top swirl. Easy and great effect. I see a lot of them in the galleries, they are really pretty. It's just like the 1M swirl but start in the middle and work to the outside.

mbt4955 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by chilz822

It's just like the 1M swirl but start in the middle and work to the outside.

So is the 1M swirl supposed to start at the outside? I started that way, but didn't like the way they finished up, so I started in the middle and was much happier with the result.

chilz822 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 6:37pm
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I guess it depends on the effect you're looking for. I like my 1M swirl to be high, like an ice cream cone, and if I start from the outside and work in, I can build more height that way.

lauramw71 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 1:19am
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Great video Antonia!!! LOVE the "bathing cap" one!!

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