Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the secret

I have never been happy with the icing swirls I've been able to achieve on my cupcakes - they always just looked like, well, icing perched on a cake, but just not quite right. Until I discovered the secret. (Well, it might not be sooo secret, but doesn't it sound more exciting and mysterious that way?)

This is one of the cuppies I made for Brown Owls on Saturday...

Aaah - look at that swirl!
And the secret?
Wilton's 1M decorating tip.

I think the other tips I had tried were just too small, and the icing came out a bit precious or something - but my very first try with the 1M and I got exactly the big voluptuous (at the risk of sounding a bit Nigella-esque) ruffly cakeshop swirl I have been after.

I'm looking forward to having a bit of a play and perfecting my 1M swirls - so don't be surprised if things get a bit cupcakey around these parts! =)

xo

3 comments:

  1. Looking good....and the flowers are amazing! Did you use that tool from Melbourne?

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  2. Looks fabulous - love the flowers too. Very cute!

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  3. Wow, it is gorgeous and so luscious and very Nigella-y!!

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