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Cupcake Decorating Ideas, Tips and Techniques

Decorating cupcakes with buttercream icing can be a quick and very effective way to make your cupcakes look amazing - but if you're new to the world of cupcakes, where do you begin?

We have put together a few tip, ideas ans techniques to help get you started in the right direction.

First of all you need to make your icing.  There are many buttercream icing recipes available online and in cookbooks, plus you can also buy either premade icing or buttercream icing mix like this Wilton brand butterceam icing mix.  


The main things to remember are:
This guide shows the Wilton icing tips and the effect they create when used.  The designs can be varied based on the pressure used when piping, the speed used when piping and the direction/s used when piping.  You can click on the images to enlarge them.


This guide shows the icing tips being used and possible effects to help you decide on a possible design.  As you can see the options are endless!


If you are really new to decorating cupcakes these resources are invaluable: