Our easy cupcake ideas will make your favorite recipes look totally professional.
We’ve got a handful of easy cupcake-decorating ideas without crazy tools or fancy techniques.
Buttercream rose: An easy way to make your favorite cupcake look elegant is by making a rose design on top.
Frosting pom-pom decoration: Create this pretty abstract effect is a round pastry tip and bag (or just the corner snipped off a zip-top bag). Using your pastry bag, pipe circles around the cupcake.
Mini-floral cupcake: Just fill up a piping bag with your favorite buttercream tinted in any floral hue, then pipe small florets on top of the cake being sure to fill in every last inch.
Watercolor-inspired cupcakes: To make these paint palette-esque cupcakes, separate your favorite frosting recipe into three or more bowls and dye each a different color. Then, using an offset spatula, just spread small daubs of frosting across the cupcake until it’s covered.
Two-tone cupcakes: One of the simplest ways to give your cupcakes a new look is to double the color. Fill a piping bag with two shades of buttercream frosting. You can use any pastry tip you choose
Sprinkle-dipped decoration: All you have to do is frost a cupcake with your favorite frosting and then roll the top in the sprinkles of your choosing.