You want to be “that” girl- you know, the one with the reputation for baking the prettiest cupcakes on the block, right?! Today I’ll show you how to frost cupcakes using this super easy method for creating an impressive two color frosting swirl.
I’ve used this method many times, and it will turn out great for your cupcakes too! There are a couple of ways to go about frosting cupcakes with color swirl, and this is one of the easiest.
The only cupcake decorating supplies you need for this frosting tutorial are a piping tip, like the Wilton 1M, and a piping bag or freezer bag. It’s also handy to have a large glass handy to help you fill the piping bag with your yummy homemade frosting.
Note: Don’t use a sandwich bag because they’re not sturdy enough to handle the pressure. The icing might blow the piping tip right through the bag.
With this quick Cupcake Decorating 101 video tutorial you’ll learn how to frost dozens of cupcakes in mere minutes, but everyone will think it took hours! Ready? Let’s do it!
- Classic chocolate cupcakes recipe
- Peanut butter frosting recipe. Chocolate frosting recipe coming soon! Any buttercream frosting or stiff cream cheese frosting recipe will work well with this piping method.
- Piping tip I used. Here’s the multipurpose piping tip I recommend, but my local shops don’t stock it.
- Alternative 3 bag method tutorial. This one just doesn’t work well for me, but I thought I’d throw it out there for you curious bakers!
My little girl loved shooting this video. If I knew how to put together quirky outtakes and edit vids like a pro, I’d have totally included the
funny naughty footage of her secretly licking cupcakes as I swirled frosting and chattered at the camera. Well, maybe next time.
Before you go, I have a question. What do you use to edit your videos online? Right now I’ve got Windows Movie Maker and the options are circa 1995 boring and extremely limited. Help a girl out and share your top picks for video editing in the comments below!!
I’ve never tried this before, but have always wanted to! Thanks for sharing Jelli 🙂
You bet, Yen! It’s so simple that you’ll definitely find yourself making cupcakes a few times just so you can pipe the pretty swirls on top. It’s a lot of fun to try all sorts of flavor and color combinations. Thanks so much for stopping by.
These are gorgeous! My frosting skills are very minimal, so maybe this video can help me improve!! Thanks!
I’m terrible at spatula frosting cupcakes, but seriously, this method is so so simple. If you mess it up, it’s also pretty easy to scrape the frosting off the cupcake or (if you’re good with a spatula) shape it and fix it. Hope you give it a try!
This is awesome Jelli! I can’t wait to try it!
Kelley, you’re going to love it! If you’re accustomed to frosting with a butter knife or spatula, this is SO much faster.
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
Thanks for the tips Jelli! These cupcakes look totally fabulous!
Thanks so much, Jessica! I really like playing around with colors and frosting. It’s a pain to wash out of my frosting bags, but the creativity factor is great.
Hannah Webster says
I am terrible at icing cakes but this looks so cute, I can’t wait to try! 🙂
Hannah, you’re definitely not alone in the cake decorating department. For years I knew nothing more than how to frost with a butter knife. How I wish someone had told me sooner how much faster and easier and even less messy it is to pipe it on! Hope you give it a try soon. Thank you for visiting.
Those cupcakes are so pretty!
Thank you so much! I had a fun time making them, especially the purple and white (my first ever attempt at this method.) Hope you give it a try soon. Happy you stopped by this weekend.
Your frosting is swirled perfection, girl! 😉
Thanks, Jocelyn! It’s definitely a favorite at my house. Happy you stopped by and hope you have a blessed weekend.