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How to Decorate Cute Cupcakes

I swear, cute cupcakes make the world go round! Today I’m teaching you How to Decorate Cupcakes that look good, taste good and stand out on any dessert table. Let’s get started!

A line of three colorful decorated cupcakes with a green background

Easy Ways to Decorate Cupcakes

As a mom it feels like I am always making cupcakes for SOMETHING.
Whether it be for a birthday party, soccer snack day or indulging a craving on any given day there is a cupcake being baked, or being planned.
I want to help you ladies (or gentlemen?).
A few tips on how to make cute and tasty cupcakes for any occasion.
We will stick with vanilla for the sake of ease on this one…
Tip 1: If you choose to use boxed cake mix, MAKE YOUR OWN ICING.
It is easy people, and by leaps and bounds better.  People care about the frosting.  The end.
How often have you ever seen a cupcake bottom being eaten with the frosted top left over?
Let me answer that for you:
NEVER.
Very few people will know (or care) that you have used a box mix if you top it off with delicious, easy homemade buttercream.
Trust.
Tip 2:  Sprinkles.  Sprinkles make everything better.
They hide imperfect frosting swirls, they add color and let’s be honest…they’re just cute.
When adding sprinkles, if you have beautiful swirls, add a pinch for cute embellishment.
If you have slapped on that icing here’s what you need to do:
pour your sprinkles in a small bowl and dunk your cupcake.
Cuteness made simple!
Three cupcakes shown from the top with various sprinkle decorations
Now, for you overachievers:
Tip 3:  White candy melts + foodwriter = adorable personalized cupcakes that people will die for!
(Like I have said before, AmeriColor is the way to go with the foodwriters.  I haven’t had such great luck with Wilton, but that’s just my opinion!_
You could easily do the same idea with fondant as the decorated cookie  does so well, but if you are a little afraid of the fondant, or don’t have a ton of time try the candy melts.
Two vanilla cupcakes with baseball decorations on a paper towel with two foodwriters
Flip them over and draw whatever you want.
A vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and a small edible soccer ball decoration on top
Two vanilla frosted cupcakes decorated with a red heart and a purple flower
 I did these on mini cupcakes, but you could easily do them on regular sized cupcakes as well!
A baseball, flower and soccer ball cupcake arranged in a line
Now, get out there and make those cupcakes 🙂
I am linking these up to Hoosier Homemade’s Cupcake Tuesday…go check it out!

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32 comments on “How to Decorate Cute Cupcakes”

  1. I have only now found your blog but I've loved every minute I spent here. I had planned only to comment on this entry and then move on. I was lured by your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I intended. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  2. Sinful Southern Sweets

    I agree, homemade frosting is always a must. You can get away with a boxed mix if you use homemade icing. And I love the idea of the candy melts decorated with the foodwriters. Too cute!!

  3. Its SO true – the frosting makes all the difference! Great idea with writing on the candy melts! So simple, yet so clever!

  4. Agreed! Decorations and extra frosting make the cupcake! I won a giveaway recently and was sent something called Ticings. Adorable little discs of decorated fondant. The easy way out. 🙂

  5. MommyTopics.com

    I love your site! I just found you today through Hoosier Homemade's Cupcake Tuesday. You have so many great creations on your blog that also look delicious!!!

    Blessings
    Rachymommy – MommyTopics.com

  6. I love the mini! I really like the idea of writing on the backs of the candy melts, instant personalization.

  7. Hoosier Homemade

    How cute are those! I'll have to admit, I've never tried the writers, guess I need to find some!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  8. How genuius are you to use ehite candy melts as decorations. I've got to get my hands on some of those writers!

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