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How to Decorate Cupcakes

Learn how to decorate cupcakes at home with this video tutorial. These easy cupcake decorating techniques require cupcakes, buttercream and decorating tips.

Today, we are talking about how to decorate cupcakes easily.

You can use my chocolate buttercream frosting OR this classic American buttercream frosting.

I also have more frosting and filling recipes that you can check out in my archives.

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Two of the most COMMON requests I get from my lovely readers are:

“How do you make swirls on cupcakes?” AND “How do you make flowers on cupcakes?” 

How to Decorate Cupcakes (Flower Cupcakes)

Rather that do a picture tutorial, I did a VIDEO TUTORIAL with the hopes that everything would be more clear.


I am a little camera- shy.

So, you CAN’T see me but you can see my hands.

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Most of these flower cupcakes are made with just the leaf tip.

That’s all… just 1 tip (Tip 104)!

How to Decorate Cupcakes (Easy Flower Cupcakes)

Here are my favorite cupcakes to use:

Vanilla cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate cupcakes 

This video below shows the basic swirls.

But, on my Facebook page, you can see the flower cupcakes video.

It’s always NICE to have a handy guide.

So, I took this picture with different cupcake designs and their corresponding decorating tips.

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other helpful baking and cake decorating posts too…

How to make a naked cake

How to make homemade cake flour

How to make homemade confetti sprinkles

Until next time, tata my lovelies! 


  1. Leslie

    September 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Interesting video! Have you considered doing an update? It would be helpful to see a video in better lighting and also with a light colored frosting. Shadows on chocolate make it hard to see. Also instead of music, would love to hear you explain what you are doing – show what the tip looks like, explain what angle to hold, how much pressure, etc. Cupcakes are one of my favorite things to bake, so Im familiar with using these tips, but for someone who hasn’t tried it, it can seem intimidating. (People have been so impressed with my cupcake frosting, they don’t understand how easy it is, haha!). Just a thought that for someone nee, it would help to hear instructions and see better.

    PS – Enjoyed poking around the rest of your blog – lots of great ideas and recipes!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      September 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Thanks for your feedback. I am definitely thinking about updating this old video and making it clearer and next time, I am using white frosting…lol 😉

  2. Dawn McFadden

    July 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Finally! I have been looking for something to this effect because I am trying to start doing my own decorating. Thank you so much!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Yay! I am happy you found this helpful.

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