Cupcake decorating ideas and pictures
of cupcake designs for birthday
and Halloween cupcakes
I don't know of anyone who doesn't like cupcakes. They can be made
using different ingredients and decorating cupcakes can be fun as the
options are endless.
We hope that you are inspired by some of the
cupcake ideas here and try some the next time you have the chance to
celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.
Most of these cupcakes are very simple to decorate, although there are
one or two that are more time-consuming rather than being difficult to
As long as you have the right ingredients and tools, it's like any
project, that is half the battle won. You will need to have the
following to complete these cupcakes:
- Butter Icing
- Fondant Icing
- Baked Cupcakes
- Cupcake Casings
- Piping Bag
- Icing Nozzles
- Various additional decorations: candy, sprinkles, hundreds
Birthday Cupcakes and Cupcake Decorating Ideas
I am all for keeping things simple when preparing for kids birthday
However, in keeping it simple, it still has to look good as children
are your worst critics. And if something is not good, they will be the
first to tell you!
These birthday cupcakes can be made using any recipe and then topped
with a cream-cheese icing, just to cut through the sweetness of the 3
The three balloons have been made from fondant icing that has been dyed
using edible icing powder dyes.
The balloon strings can be easily iced onto the balloons using black
icing with a very fine icing nozzle.
These are cheerful cupcakes that will definitely be a hit at your next
child's birthday party.
If you are
looking for more work for yourself
to go on top of
your cupcakes. Although it looks a lot of
work, when you get into the swing of things, it isn't too bad.
These cupcake decorating ideas will definitely delight the kids and the
grown ups too!
Made entirely from fondant and butter icing, complete by putting him
into a smaller cupcake case to create the ruffle around his neck. Place
on top of cupcake making sure that both the clown is iced onto the
paper casing and the paper casing is iced onto the cake so that they do
not become detached. You could make these as stand-alone decorations
attached to a Popsicle or lollipop stick.
Here we have some flooded
bears in different colored icing, along with some smarties and confetti
Some more flooded icing yogi bears, gummi bears, smarties and hundreds
and thousands on top of iced cupcakes.
cupcake design is another simple idea for cupcakes. This
cupcake design is probably more suited for a little girl's birthday
party from 6-10.
The butter icing has been done in a contrasting color to the fondant
petals of the flower. Finally in the middle the center is
decorated with either another color of fondant icing, or pastel button
candy can be used.
The best way to making these flowers is to buy a flower cutter so that
you can stamp the flowers out evenly and then make the petals more
realistic by pressing the back end of a small, clean pencil.
If you have special icing tools, fantastic! But if you
you need to be able to be creative in improvisation!
These are perfect
cupcakes for a
young boy's birthday party. Made entirely from flooded icing for the
base covering and fondant icing for the toppings these are standard
shapes that can be stamped out fairly quickly.
The time will be in getting the fondant tinted to the right colors and
making the lollipops as the lollipop itself is made out of two colors
that have to be rolled up together and then a brown lollipop stick
at the bottom.
To give an illusion of a shine on the cherries, make small white dots
and add to the cherries. Even better still, if you want to make life
easier, cut a glace cherry in half and use those instead.
are a number of
edible fresh flowers
can use for cupcake ideas. Here we have some
dianthus from the garden. However, you could also use violets or rose
Below are 3 simple cupcake decorating ideas that won't take you long to
Plain and simple cupcake decorating ideas using chocolate icing,
smarties and hundreds and thousands.
I like these cupcake
as you can ring the changes and use a variety of fruit and berries.
More a dessert than a cake, these are really surprise cups for adults,
especially if you pre-soak the strawberries in Cointreau® orange
Here red currants are used
on top of the
icing. You could use fresh blackberries, raspberries, white currants,
strawberries, kiwi fruit, or other decorative fruits for your cupcake
Cupcake Decorating Ideas for
Her we have a simple spider web design created by placing 2 different
colored icing on the cup cakes. Here we have brown and white. Place in
small circles. Then take a skewer or knitting needle and pull it
through the colors to form the web while still wet.