Any way but with a spatula or knife is my honest answer.
So, what is the easiest way to frost a cupcake??
the icing swirl...
tutorial on the cupcake swirl. It's really, really simple once you get the hang of it. And if you do it on a couple dozen cupcakes... you'll get the hang of it!
To cover a cupcake with a fondant cut-out... get ready for easy!
Fondant (I used homemade marshmallow fondant for this demonstration)
Large, Round biscuit or cookie cutter
To fill the cupcake, use a Bismarck tip
Using the largest biscuit cutter, cut out the round of fondant. The cutter may seem too big at first, but if your cupcakes have a dome on top (like most cupcakes made with cake mix will), you need it to be significantly bigger than the cupcake itself. I wish these were actually a teeny bit bigger.
Another benefit to using fondant to cover cupcakes is that it will get you comfortable with fondant. I hear a lot of students say that they're just "scared" to use fondant until they do. This is a really great, easy way to get your fondant feet wet.
Click the Links Below to See:
Beach Ball Cupcakes (using the same technique - mostly)
Other Fondant Decorating Ideas and Recipes
Other Cupcake Ideas and Recipes
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