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How to Frost Cupcakes with Buttercream

Learn how to frost cupcakes with buttercream from the experts at Butter Lane Bakery in this Howcast food video.

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So, I'm going to show you how to frost cupcakes using an American buttercream and a spatula. So, what you want to do is, you want to take your cupcake and you're actually going to turn your cupcake clockwise or counterclockwise. It doesn't matter as long as it's actually going around. And at the same time, you're going to take your spatula and you're going to tap on the top of the cupcake. That's essentially how you're going to do it. So, now, I'm going to show you with the frosting. So, we're going to take our frosting in a bowl, and you're going to swipe it back and forth. And what that swiping is doing is actually getting rid of all the air bubbles to make it nice and smooth. Once we have it smooth, you're going to clean off your spatula. You're going to grab some of the frosting on the side, and you're just going to round it out to make a nice round ball on the end of your spatula. Take your cupcake, and while turning, you're going to tap that frosting on... until you have it on all the way. And you're going to stop when you still see some of the cupcake on there. You're going to push in, in the middle, and turn and lift at the same time so we have that nice pretty swirl in there. So, that's essentially how you're going to frost the cupcake using buttercream. If you want, you can change it up by adding some simple decorations, some dragees, you can do sprinkles, some fresh fruit, or even some nuts on top.

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