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How to Decorate Cupcakes for a Girl's Birthday

Learn how to decorate cupcakes for a girl's birthday 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 make cupcakes for a girl's birthday. We're going to have different shades of pink. I already colored a light pink, so I'm going to show you how to color a darker pink. This is actually red, but I'm going to drop one or two in there and it'll make for a nice, dark pink. For our lighter pink, I used a light pink food coloring, but you can also take your same red and drop one drop in there and it should make a really nice light pink. So now we have this nice, darker pink.

And so with our dark pink, I'm going to fill a pastry bag with a small, round tip. And with our light pink, I'm going to fill a pastry bag with a large star tip. And before I start, I like to squeeze out just a little bit, just to make sure the air pocket up there doesn't make the buttercream explode on our cupcake. So, for our first one, I'm going to start piping from the center, hover a little over the cupcake and squeeze, and go in a circular motion, and stop when you get to the end of the cupcake. Then, I'm going to take pink sanding sugar and I'm just going to sprinkle it all over the top. You can put as much as you want. I really like sprinkles, so I'm going to put a lot. Who knows when?

For second cupcake, I'm going to take our same light pink pastry bag with the star tip, and do the same exact thing. Start from the center. Go around in a circle. Stop when you get to the edge. Then, I'll take my darker pink with the round tip, and with this, I'm going to write on our cupcake. So, let's say this is for a fourth birthday party. So, I'm going to take my bag, hover a little over the cupcake, squeeze, and write out the number four. Right in the center. Write really big.

Now with these, if you're going to make a dozen, make half of each, mix and match, have a lot of fun with it. And that's how you make cupcakes for a girl's birthday party.

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