Cupcakes are a big trend. From cupcake shows like Cupcake Wars to cupcakes shops on every street corner; you can find cupcakes just about anywhere.
- As I mentioned before invest in tips. At the local craft store they have kits that sell a variety or you can purchase them individually.
- Practice. In the student kits comes practice boards that have pictures and descriptions of hand placement and angel. This makes it easy to learn the technique on how to apply the right amount of pressure to create what you want. If you can’t make it to a class or there is not a class nearby where you live; they sell the student kits and books at the craft store (Joann, AC Moore etc…) pick one up to have on hand (which they also come with some tips) and you’ll have a practice board on hand to use and learn at home.
- Filling the cupcakes. What is a cupcake with a filling inside? I have to admit I am not a huge fan of piping my filling. I always seem not to get enough in. I started to make a few holes if I pipe my filling in to get more but honestly for filling I like to core out the middle to get a generous amount of filling inside.
- Icing consistency also plays a key roll in developing these embellishments. Aside from the leaves which you want a thin consistency, you want it most of the time a medium consistency icing for it to hold its shape.