After the amount of questions I’ve received in the last week on how I frost my cupcakes, you’d think the repair of the economy depends on it or something. Newsflash: it doesn’t.
The way I frost my cupcakes is really no big secret. It’s because I’m, um… lazy. Like, really lazy. Cakes are not my thing, and I’d rather spend 45 minutes eating cupcakes than frosting them in pretty ways. Different strokes for different folks, you know? You are probably going to laugh at how I get this pile of frosting on my cupcakes, but… this is really it. If you want some fun and funky and incredibly gorgeous frosting ideas, you must must must check out Amanda and Bridget’s blogs because they take the cake (and cookies)… like, literally.
Anyhoo… this is what I do.
I use this #12 Wilton tip. Always. Hear me? ALWAYS!
I should add that this is my sixth #12 tip because someone (me) has crushed 5 others in the garbage disposal. I have other tips but trying to use them gives me the shakes.
I let my cupcakes COMPLETELY cool. This is a nightmare, especially for someone who has the patience of a sleepy, hungry 2-year old.
I assemble my piping bag. I use disposable ones because really… I can’t even clean up my room, do you actually think I could be bothered to clean a giant pastry bag? You are right. How Sweet It Is… destroying the environment one plastic bag at a time.
I also use disposable ones because again, this isn’t something I’m passionate about. If I did this more often, I’d probably buy some of those real bags. [P.S. ignore the blurriness/unfocusedness of some of these pics; apparently photographing with one hand and squeezing something with the other isn't my thing either. (that'swhatshesaid)]
I start in the middle…
And literally just squeeze the frosting out in the center.
And I keep doing that until it makes a big poofy blob.
Sometimes, depending on the consistency of the frosting, I will make tiny circles with the piping tip in the middle of the frosting blob to get the frosting out onto the sides. This is just something you have to play with.
Then it looks like this!
Yeah… so that’s what I do. That’s it. No secret… I’m just lazy. And hungry.
So… I can’t wait to tell you about these cupcakes. I’m actively trying to keep my grubby little fingers off of them. Sinful.