Cupcake Swirl Help

Baking By myslady Updated 27 Oct 2009 , 3:12pm by lepmer

myslady Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:51pm
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How do you make the swirl on the cupcake without the colors blending together?

I am supposed making cupcakes for a bake sale and I want one side of the cupcake to be pinkish and the other side blue (like cotton candy) but I do not want the colors mixed. Only one side pink and the other side blue.

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Clovers Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:56pm
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Instead of putting your icing right into the icing bag - lay out some plastic wrap on the counter, spoon some of the pink icing into the middle, but towards the bottom of the long edge, roll the whole thing up tight, tie off one end and form the other end into a point. Do the same for the blue. Drop both icing pouches into your piping bag with the point ends both going into the metal tip.

There's an article somewhere on here showing exactly what I mean. But basically doing this lets both colours coming through the same tip, but stay separate (but not one half of the cupcake one colour and the other different, this would just make half and half swirl).

prterrell Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 6:08pm
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Pipe 1/2 of the swirl on each cuppie in one color, then go back and pipe the other 1/2 in the other color. Basically, you'll make like a curly giant C with one color and the with the 2nd color star at the tale of the C where you stopped the 1st color and finish the swirl, you'll kinda be making a g shape starting at the tale. Sorry, kinda hard to describe this in words.

Texas_Rose Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 6:10pm
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I think what you're describing is the kind from the grocery store that's done with an airbrush...can't think of a way to duplicate it at home without an airbrush, except maybe those cans of wilton spray colors.

myslady Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 6:22pm
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icon_smile.gif) I am going to try the plastic wrap method this time too.

I think I know what article you are talking about because I read a whole lot about cupcake swirls last night, but didn't find any information about the swirls being two toned.

Thank you for helping me.

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 2:18am
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I was wrong...using two colors in the same bag will make one half of the swirl one color.

I used two disposable bags inside a bigger bag. The color blended a little bit but I think it still came out like you were describing.


myslady Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:36am
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That is exactly the look I was trying to create. (and they are the same colors too). Thanks again, now I know for next time.

lepmer Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 3:12pm
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Texas_Rose - what tip did you use there? They look great!

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