Cupcakes are fairly straightforward to make, taking a full size cake and making it easy to eat in individual portions. Because of this ease of preparation and ease of eating, they are often a staple of picnics, parties, and more. All of those cupcakes can run together in people’s memories, so you want to make sure that yours stand out and people can remember how epic they were. Here are some ideas to help you do that.
1.Use Fun Parchment Cups
Cupcake parchment cups serve the purpose of keeping your cupcakes from sticking to the pan and making them easy to eat, but they can serve another purpose. They can give your cupcakes a little bit of pizzazz. Rainbows, tiger stripes, polka dots, and more can take an ordinary cupcake and make immediately it more attractive.
2. Color Your Frosting
Why make plain white vanilla frosting for your cupcakes when you can make that same frosting green, blue, or pink with a few drops of food coloring? Color is very appealing and fun, so why not? Consider also coloring your cake batter as well, and think about contrasting colors or working the cupcake, cupcake liner, and frosting into a certain scheme?
Also maybe make your cupcakes into turtles, chicks, watermelons, or anything else. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Making your cupcakes into something will really make people sit up and notice.
3. Pipe Frosting
This doesn’t need to be hard or complicated. Using a simple star tip to add your frosting can make your cupcakes look like the work of a professional and can add a bit of fanciness when needed.
4. Add Sprinkles
Think about adding sprinkles to the top of your frosted cupcakes to add a touch of whimsy and flair that makes them really stand out. But also consider adding sprinkles to your unbaked batter. Depending on the type of sprinkles you add, you will end up with a spotted cupcake masterpiece. Adding that touch of unexpectedness can help your cupcakes raise the bar that much more.
5. Add An Unexpected Garnishment
Putting fresh or candied fruit on the top of your cupcakes adds fun and a punch of flavor. Strawberries, blueberries, and more can help with the experience of eating your cupcakes. Additions like lime, orange, or lemon zest can add a punch of flavor and color. If you are feeling especially adventurous, add flowers—fresh or gum paste—to make fancy cupcakes. The bottom line is that anything beyond the expected will make your cupcakes really stand out.
After all of your hard work in creating your masterpiece, don’t forget to preserve your awesome cupcake decoration with a CakeBox. When you use our CakeBox, your cupcakes are kept safe and sound when you transport them to an event. It has sliding cupcake inserts that keep your cupcakes snug and secure when you take them to go in your car, on your bike, on a bus, or walking. When you arrive, they will be as epic as they were before your started your journey.
Photos: Steven Karl Metzer