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Your next cake will be tasty AND beautiful if you follow the baking, frosting, and icing tips and tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A butter knife or spatula
- Colored sugar
- Candy sprinkles
- Chopped nuts
- A pastry bag (optional)
Allow cupcakes to cool
Allow freshly-baked cupcakes to cool to room temperature, about a half an hour. Remove the cupcakes from the pan, and place them on a level surface.
Remove icing from the refrigerator and stir
Remove the icing from the refrigerator and stir it with a butter knife or a small spatula. The icing should be creamy, but still thick.
Scoop icing on the center of the cupcake
Scoop a dollop of icing onto the center of the top of the cupcake using the knife or spatula.
Spread icing from the center out
Spread the icing in a circular pattern on the top of the cupcake, starting at the center and working out toward the edges.
Evenly cover the entire top of the cupcake
Continue to spread the icing in a circle until you have covered the entire top of the cupcake evenly with a layer of icing.
Add additional decorations
Add decorations, such as colored sugar, sprinkles, and chopped nuts.