I have 5 kids and a husband so needless to say we are celebrating a birthday just about every other month. I am getting really good at making cupcakes. And even better at creating shortcuts for myself! This #bakinghack is one I’m particularly proud of. How to frost a cupcake with a zip lock bag.
First we need to make the frosting. Today we are making buttercream. You can use this recipe here from my blog. This is the best buttercream I’ve ever made! Just add food coloring for the desired color you want to use. I love using gel food coloring (affiliate link) because then it doesn’t water down my frosting.
Then you need to make the cupcakes. Again, here is my favorite Semi-Homemade Cupcake recipe. It’s from a box but so much better! You can use any flavor box and pudding mix to make these cupcakes with. Use any combination you choose!
If you don’t want to read the instructions, scroll down for the instructional video!
Now, you’ll need a gallon size ziplock bag, scissors, a wide mouth cup, your frosting and your cupcakes. Open your bag and place it POINT SIDE DOWN into the cup and open the bag around the mouth of the cup.
Scoop the frosting into the bag like so.
Pull the bag out and twist the top of the bag like you would a pastry bag.
Cut about a half an inch off the bottom of the point of the bag.
Now you will be squeezing the bag with the palm of your hand like this.
Start on the outside and create a spiral towards the inside.
When you reach the middle, lift the bag straight off the top of the cupcake to create a peak.
And you are done! Or you can decorate with my favorite sprinkles (affiliate link) and candy. I used Dove Candy Hearts for these cupcakes since it is almost Valentines Day.
Then you are done! So easy! Watch the video for a more detailed tutorial.