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My Favorite Piping Tip

Recipe By Tessa Arias
September 21st, 2016

Keep reading to learn my favorite piping tip for quickly and easily decorating cupcakes that look elegant and gourmet. Video tutorial included!

My ALL TIME favorite piping tip for beautiful cupcakes!!

In the video below I show you 4 quick and easy ways I like to use the Wilton 1M. These techniques are perfect if you’re relatively new to cupcake decorating, if you don’t have a super steady hand, or if you’re decorating with children and want to keep it simple.

My ALL TIME favorite piping tip for beautiful cupcakes!!

If you’re more advanced with cupcake decorating, I’d love to know how you like to use the Wilton 1M tip, or which tip is your favorite! Let me know in the comments below, or tag me in any decorating photos you post on Instagram #handletheheat.

By the way, no one is paying me to make this video. I just really love this tip and thought it would be fun to share!

My ALL TIME favorite piping tip for beautiful cupcakes!!

What you need:

The looks in this video are super simple. Feel free to jazz it up by swirling colors, or adding fun sprinkles or garnishes.

Wilton 1M TIP
Americolor Gel Food Coloring in Violet
Disposable Piping Bags

My ALL TIME favorite piping tip for beautiful cupcakes!!

Questions or frustrations with buttercream?

Buttercream can be a bit tricky, and it’s a topic I get a lot of questions on.

If you’re decorating with buttercream (cakes or cupcakes) while it’s hot or humid, or plan to serve anything outside, there’s a few tips to prevent melting. Firstly, make the buttercream without adding any cream or milk. This will give you a thicker sturdier consistency. You can also add extra powdered sugar to thicken it up.

Since butter has a melting temperature of about 90°F, that can be problematic in some situations. In that case, you might consider using half or all shortening in place of the butter. While shortening doesn’t offer the same superior taste and melt-in-your mouth texture as butter, sometimes it’s better than having your frosting creations melt on you.

Check out my FREE Best Buttercream Guide! It reveals my favorite buttercream recipe, flavor customization directions, tips & tricks for decorating and storing:

Let me know what frosting, cake, and cupcake posts you’d like to see next! I’m still working on perfecting my recipe for vanilla cupcakes, but I’ll be sure to publish it as soon as it’s ready.

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Sharon Baskin — February 1, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Love you and your videos, your recipes are fool proof and you are very talented. Watched the video on your chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream where you say the link to the recipe is listed below. It was not. Couldn’t find it in your “recipes ” category either.

    Sharon Baskin

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