I'd like to try something different today. How do I get a swirl on top of a cupcake in 2 colors? Do I fill one side of the bag with white and the other side of the bag with lilac and will I be cursing while I am trying to achieve it?! LOL
There are a few ways... The way you mentioned will work. You could also "paint" a stripe of paste color up 1 or more sides of your icing bag, put in a solid color icing and when it comes out it will be "striped". You can airbrush for a 2-tone, or use a spray can if you don't have an airbrush. It depends on the look you're going for. The problem comes in if you have a lot of cupcakes to do and you want them to look the same... It's hard to refill the bags when striping them - you usually have to fill several bags. HTH
Yes and yes!!! LOL really that's what I do.
No... not cursing. This is fun!
I use the disposable Wilton bags, but you could do this with parchment as well.
Take bag #1 and insert or attach the tip you want to use for your swirls.
Take bag #2, put in a small amount of colored frosting #1. Clip the tip to create a SMALL hole.
Take bag #3, put in a small amount of colored frosting #2. Clip the tip to create a SMALL hole.
Insert bags #2 and #3 into bag #1. Squeeze a bit out until the colors blend properly.
Here is what they look like.... http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1317491
*** Edited to say, some of the cuppies in the pic are swirled and some are just plain.
Hope this helps you!
I use icing plugs. Put 1 color icing in plastic wrap and roll up (leaving bottom open) and do the same with color @2. Place both plugs in the pastry bag and squeeze until the colors blend. Similar to what lees_luv does.
Kitchen Krafts actually sells bags just for this technique.
You guys totally ROCK, as usual!!
I am going to be brave and try it Cover your ears!!! LOL