Although the cupcakes that you make might taste really good, you might not be happy with how they look. Luckily, there are lots of things that you can do if you would like to make your cupcakes look more beautiful. Whether you want to make pretty cupcakes for a party or to sell in your shop, or if you just want to serve nice-looking cupcakes to your family, you can try some or all of these tips.
1. Use the Right Cupcake Liners
Using cupcake liners is a good way to prevent your cupcakes from sticking to the pan and to make them easy to serve and hold while eating. They can also be used for decorative purposes. You can purchase cupcake liners in all different colors, styles, and patterns. You can pick solid-colored cupcake liners, or you can look for cupcake liners that have seasonal patterns on them. Luckily, cupcake liners are typically pretty affordable, and they can go a long way toward making your cupcakes stand out.
2. Pipe on the Frosting Carefully
Many people just spread the frosting on top of their cupcakes with a spatula or a butter knife. Although this might be effective, it generally isn't going to look as good. In a pinch, you can put your frosting in a plastic bag and then cut off the tip to use as a pastry bag. For even better results, though, consider buying a pastry bag and different tips to use with it. You can experiment with different tips for all different looks, and you're sure to find that your cupcakes look much neater and more attractive when you make use of a pastry bag.
3. Add Edible Flowers
You might have thought about adding cupcake toppers or sprinkles to the tops of your cupcakes, but you may not have thought about adding edible flowers. However, edible flowers — such as edible orchids — can add something extra and unexpected to your cupcakes. You may be able to find them in a specialty food shop in your area, or you can look for them online. You can use them as-is, or you can try dipping them in chocolate for added flavor. Once you start experimenting with edible flowers, you may want to add them to all of your baked goods.
The three tips above can help you get started with making more attractive cupcakes. In no time, you'll probably be turning out batches of cupcakes that you will be hoping to show off.