How to pipe awesome ruffle cupcakes
Baking offers a number of advantages, from improving happiness and self-worth to winding down after a long day. It’s an accomplishment to make something from scratch and present it to friends and family. Cupcakes are a spectacular recipe, as you can decorate them with sweets, sprinkles and whatever else you fancy. Frosting is a wonderful technique that combines taste and style to create a truly memorable dessert. We show you how to pipe the quintessential ruffle with this nifty how to guide.
- Start by attaching the large petal nozzle to a piping bag and fill it up with a spoon. Take care not to overfill it so the frosting remains consistent. Twist the bag at the top to close it.
- Hold the bag in an upright position over the cupcake and squeeze it around the edges in an anti-clockwise direction. Move towards the centre, leaving a ruffled trail.
- Build up a layer of frosting and reach the centre of the cupcake. Apply constant pressure so the right amount of frosting is squeezed out.
- Let go of the bag when you’re happy with how the cupcake looks.
Your cupcakes are ready to be displayed and eaten! Why not show them off at a baking stand or surprise a friend for their birthday? Now that you’ve made ruffles you can be even more adventurous with other techniques like rope frosting and scallops. Expert home baker, Rachel Heatley has created a video showing various frosting designs.
Piping is an excellent way to decorate your cupcakes, so for anyone who’s interested in DIY projects we have a helpful video about how to make your own bags from greaseproof paper.
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Interested in learning about other frosting techniques? Watch this helpful video for an insight into 20 different designs!