I always think that deciding how to decorate cupcakes is the hardest part of making cupcakes. There are so many fantastic frosting recipes and decorating techniques that it is difficult to know where to begin.
Decorating cupcakes should be a fun activity rather than a chore.
When it comes to kids decorating cupcakes they want colorful frosting and sprinkles. The best recipe for children to follow is a buttercream frosting which is fantastic as both flavor and color can be added to it. This is the frosting that I use the most as it spreads and pipes beautifully.
As a birthday party activity, I have often made a batch of cupcakes and placed out several bowls of colored frosting and lollies and candies and let the children decorate their own. They love it and they make some very creative cupcakes.
When following cupcake recipes, you really need to follow the recipe closely but when it comes to decorating you can do what you want. Make a basic glace frosting and frost your cupcakes. You can then pile them high with honeycomb, fairy floss, marshmallows and nougats.
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