Okay, okay, okay. Over several months I have gotten many, many requests about how to frost a cupcake. And I've promised and promised that I'd show you how I do it.
But the truth is, I've been terrified to do this.
I am not a videographer. I don't have professional equipment. I feel very, very self-conscious about everything related to sharing a video.
When I posted the How to do a Messy Ruffles cake video, I got some very ugly comments on YouTube (I deleted most of them, I think)... but lots of people were not shy to criticize that my videos are dark, shaky, not HD, etc. I was told I shouldn't have frosting on my fingers and I really should learn to use a camera.
People can be so mean, ya'll.
But this week I got three more requests within two days asking if I'd share how I do my cupcakes. So on a whim, I recorded this video yesterday (with help from my son Joshua).
We set up in the brightest place in my house and it's still dark. I framed it all so that you'd get a good view... and it's off center and I didn't get the cupcakes low enough OR close enough to the camera.
Ironically, I named this post "How to Frost a Cupcake Like a Pro" with a very non-professional video demonstration. Oh well. It is what it is. Maybe one day I'll own a fancier camera or a high-tech lighting.
I could go on and on... there are so many things wrong.
But having said all that, I'm sharing anyway. Maybe it'll help someone see how easy it is to make cupcakes look pretty. It only takes a few seconds and once you get the hang of it, your cupcakes will be beautiful and look professional!
Here's what you'll need:
- Cupcakes (obviously)
- Frosting - you can't use the canned stuff. I use my crusting cream cheese recipe in this post, but I most often use vanilla buttercream.
- Piping bag. I recommend 12" or larger. I use both featherweight and disposable ... either works just fine!
- Wilton 1M tip (there are other large open star tips that lend similar results... just try and see what you can do on your own!)
And for better or worse, here's the video: