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Everyone loves cupcakes! Learn how to decorate them for all kinds of special occasions -- a child's birthday party, a baby shower, Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, even a wedding. Pastry chef Christine Yen of Butter Lane Cupcakes also teaches you piping techniques and how to make cupcakes that look like dogs, butterflies and flowers.
I'm going to show you how to make a dog on a cupcake. If you know someone who loves dogs they would love a cupcake like this. So, we're going to start with a pastry bag. Just white buttercream in here and a large round tip. And this is going to be base of which your dog is going to be on. So, we're going to start right in the middle. Hover over the cupcake. Just make a nice swirl. Just cover the whole cupcake. So, after you pipe onto your cupcake you're going to take an offset spatula and just smooth out the surface so you have a smooth surface to work on. And then you're going to have two separate pastry bags with two shades of brown. Dark and light. And they're both going to have small round tips. And we're going to start with our dark brown to outline our dog. All you're going to do is hover over your cupcake, not touching it. Make smooth line. Almost making like a triangle with rounded edges. And then we're going to make the ears. So up here you're going to make one. Then you're going to switch to your light brown and you're going to fill in the gaps. And don't worry about the lines because you're going to smooth that out too. So just fill in the empty space. So, now you're going to take your offset spatula again. Make sure it's clean and you're going to smooth out the light brown you just piped. So that you have a smooth surface to work on. Doesn't have to be perfect. And then you're going to grab black buttercream with the rounded tip. And then you're going to make the dog's nose which is like a triangle. And his little mouth. He's going to be smiling today. And then two dots for eyes. And there you have a simple and really adorable dog cupcake.