If there's one thing everyone can appreciate on their birthday it's a cupcake. Make them a whole batch and it's safe to say you'll more than likely make their day. With my mum's birthday coming up this month I thought I would show you my fail safe decorating tips for the perfect birthday cupcake that pretty much anyone will "ooh" and "ahhh" over.
Birthday Cupcake Decoration
You will need: + Cupcakes (no kidding!)shop bought or homemade will do just fine.
+ Birthday Candles + Star Piping Nozzle + Plastic Piping Bag
+ Prior to decorating your cupcakes you will need to ensure you've put together your piping bag correctly. Unsure what to do? It's really simple! Start off by snipping the tip of your bag (closed end) and gradually keep snipping until your nozzle fit's snuggly. There should be no spaces between the bag or nozzle so ensure you take time and care to get it right. Once you've got the nozzle placed perfectly it's time to add your frosting.
+ Twisting the top of your piping bag isn't necessary, instead just hold it closed with one hand and use your other hand to hold the bag nearer to the bottom.
+ Begin frosting in the centre of your cupcake, ensuring you apply pressure to the bottom of your piping bag.
+ Guide the tip around the cupcake in a circular motion keeping pressure constant as you move quickly and confidently. This isn't the time to panic!
+ End in the centre with a burst of pressure.
+ Once you're happy with your cupcake swirl it's time to make it pretty. Any decorations are fine but particularly for a birthday cupcake I think classic rainbow sprinkles and candles are perfect.
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