5 Ways to Make Incredible Cupcakes

April 21st, 2016 by Desiree Smith

There are so many ways to create incredible cupcakes, and with these five techniques, all you have to do is change up your decorating tips to make a different look. Remember that practice makes perfect! There’s no better way to practice than on delicious cupcakes.

5 Ways to Make Incredible Cupcakes


Pipe four layers of zigzags with tip 97 from the edge of the cupcake to the center. Hint: When piping zigzags, think about two motions simultaneously. The movement of your arm determines the height of the waves and the distance between them. The pressure on your bag determines the thickness of the line. Strive for uniform thickness and even spacing as you go.



Pipe spiraling layers of tip 104 ruffles, starting at the edge of the cupcake. Hint: Moving your hand quickly up and down will give you a tight ruffle. For a looser look, move more slowly across the surface. Practice different looks to perfect your pressure control.



Pipe a layer of tip 12 beads from the edge of the cupcake to the center, then overpipe with a second layer. Hint: When piping a bead, relax pressure as you draw the tip down and bring the bead to a point. Stop squeezing, and pull the tip away.



Pipe a rose using tip 402 with the curved side facing in. Follow the Wilton Rose technique, but continue adding petals until the cupcake is completely covered.


GTipTec20CpckBk120213Pipe rosettes with a tip 1M from the edge to the center of the cupcake.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

2 Replies

  1. Maryam says:

    Hi, I can’t understand how I can pipe a rose using tip 402 and the blue flower using tip 97. Please creat video to show how to make these flowers. Thank you.

  2. Maryam says:

    Please create a video to show how to make a rose using tip 402 and blue flower using tip 97

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