Whether you're a seasoned cupcake-decorating pro or a complete rookie when it comes to frosting cupcakes, we've got decorating tips to help you make beautiful treats. Follow our simple step-by-step guide for whipping up delicious cupcake frosting, plus creative decorating and icing techniques.
The first step of decorating a cupcake is deciding which frosting to use. To get started, check out our list of popular cupcake frostings, plus get recipes and tips for using each one.
Butter and white frostings can be flavored to complement the cupcakes and tinted to match your party theme. Follow these tips for flavoring and coloring cupcake frosting.
There are several options for frosting cupcakes, depending on the look you'd like.
After frosting the cupcakes, add sprinkles, candy, fresh fruit, or other garnishes. Here are some cupcake-decorating ides to try:
Check crafts stores, specialty food stores, and mail-order sources for other cupcake sprinkles such as tiny candy-coated chocolate spheres or glistening jewel-like confections.