There is something about cupcake decorations that brings out the kid in all of us. Both children and adults love the idea of not having to share their dessert and approaching a table with a display of various types of cupcakes makes for a wonderfully sweet decision making process.
Another thing that makes cupcakes so appealing is the fun that can be had decorating them. When decorating cupcakes, you can pull out all of the stops. There are no rules and if you make a mistake, it doesn’t really matter. You can just move on to the next cupcake and try again.
Cupcakes are showing up at more and more holiday events. A quick online search for “holiday cupcakes” will lead you to thousands of ideas about how to decorate these tasty little gems for just about every imaginable holiday.
Having a Halloween party? Cupcake spiders it is. Need a dessert for a Christmas gathering? How about angel or Santa cupcakes? Those with a real flair for the creative can even make cupcakes with a cartoonish image of a person being honored, such as at a birthday party.
Cupcakes are perfect for every holiday and there are ways to decorate them that will tie in to just about any type of gathering.
Decorating cupcakes for very special events, such as weddings may require a bit more thoughtful planning, but can be executed easily, even by those with no cake decorating skills.
There are kits, stencils and a variety of tools available that can help to make cupcake decorating fun and easy, even for beginners.
You can find many of the available tools at your local cake supply store. You can also check the web where many online retailers specialize in such items.
Decorating cupcakes for no special occasion at all is one of the most fun reasons. Take time now and then to decorate cupcakes with your kids. Let them have free reign with the frosting, sprinkles and candies. Allow them to create whatever they think is beautiful.
It is very interesting to see what they come up with and how their cupcake decorating skills change as the years go by.
Lay out all of the frosting, sprinkles, tools, candy and anything else that you think may be helpful when decorating cupcakes. Then let your kids use it all. This is a wonderful way to spend time with your children in a way that allows them to stretch their creative muscles.
When decorating cupcakes you can keep it simple or you can add some very special touches such as shaved chocolate, stenciling or even airbrushing. With the right tools and a little imagination, there is no limit to what you can create.
As mentioned earlier, making a mistake when decorating a cupcake is not as big of a deal as it may be when decorating a cake. This allows the decorator to feel free to experiment and try new ideas. If they are not happy with the results, they can just eat the cupcake and start again.
Whether for a party, a special occasion or for no reason at all, cupcake decorating is a fun way to spend an afternoon.