Decorating Cupcakes & Cakes
Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes and Specialty Cakes
I love decorating cupcakes and cakes for special occasions. I especially enjoy decorating unique cupcakes and original cake designs. I have published several cake and cupcake decorating tutorials right here on Hubpages and I am thrilled to be able to share my cake and cupcake decorating instructions with you!
Whether you are looking for animal cupcakes or cakes, special occasion cupcakes or cakes, or just easy cupcakes to decorate, there is a cake or cupcake featured for all.
All photos below are linked to Step by Step instructions for decorating each featured cake or cupcake.
You will be amazed how how easy these adorable Panda cupcakes are to create.
All you need are baked cupcakes, Oreo cookies, miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, chocolate Cheerio cereal, frosting and a small tube of black decorating gel.
Decorating these cupcakes is a lot of fun and they are always a hit at any party, but especially for children's birthday parties.
The Horse cupcakes are a bit more difficult than the Panda cupcakes above. They require more time and patience, but they are loved just as much, or more than any other cupcake I have ever created.
I highly recommend reading through the instructions before you begin. I have freely shared suggestions that will help making these cupcakes easier.
Before you know it, you will be a Horse cupcake decorating pro!
Kitty Cat Cake & Snake Cake
Kitty Cat Cake
This specialty kitty cat cake is actually easier to construct than it may look!
By cutting two standard round cakes into pieces, using the provided template, you can easily recreate this pretty kitty.
As you can see, I made a white coconut kitty cake, but you can make this cake with any cake/color combination! Even a beautiful black cat for Halloween!
I always enjoy a challenge!
For the year of the snake, my son drew and designed a Coral Snake that we could break down into parts and devise a way to make a snake cake.
Together, we found just the right molds, techniques, and decorating ingredients to make the snake.
We share all of our secrets to make this awesome snake cake in the article linked below the photo.
FLORAL CAKES & CUPCAKES
Floral Cake Floral Cupcakes
Floral Tier Cake
Marshmallow Flower Tier Cake
Since I absolutely love flowers, it seems only reasonable that I would want to make a floral design cake.
I discovered a tier cake pan that actually makes it easy to make a filled tier cake. After I baked the cake, I decorated it with marshmallow flowers.
You will want to visit "How to Decorate a Tier Cake with Flowers" to find out specifics about the tier cake pan and see the easy directions, with lots of photos, for making the marshmallow flowers.
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes
Give an individual flower to each party guest with these beautiful Flower Cupcakes.
The flower cupcakes are really very easy to make and quite tasty!
They are sure to be the talk of any luncheon, garden party, shower, reception, etc., but you don't have to tell anyone how easy they are to make.
HOLIDAY CUPCAKES & CAKES
Christmas Halloween Valentines
Building these Snowman Cupcakes is almost as much fun as building a real snowman and a whole lot warmer.
After you assemble the basic snowman cupcake, there are tons of ways to decorate and finish your snowman cupcake. They can easily become the most "original" cupcake you will ever create.
When I wrote this article, I used a variety of candy pieces to decorate the face and added a "scarf" to each one. The scarf is great way to hide the neck where the cupcakes are joined.
This cupcake is a crafters' dream!
Valentines Day Cupcakes
You can probably tell by looking at the photo that these Heart cupcakes for Valentine's Day are very easy to decorate.
After polling my family and friends, it seems everyone had a different favorite cupcake from this group, so perhaps offering a variety of choices at your party would be appreciated.
The important thing is that we show our love on Valentine's Day!
Halloween cupcakes are all about having fun with the classic Halloween images like bats, witches and ghosts.
I used tasty Devil's food cupcakes that did not require frosting for many of these cupcakes. With a bit of confectioners sugar, we had awesome decorated Halloween cupcakes.
As you can see in the photo, I did frost a few that I wanted to "sparkle." The instructions for creating all of these cupcakes, including the sparkly ones, are shared here.
Easy Ghost Castle Cake for Halloween
This Is The Perfect Cake to Allow Children to Help Make!
We love Halloween in our home and I have always enjoyed designing creations that my children could help me make.
This past year, my son not only helped me create a Halloween cake, but he helped design it. This cake truly was the result of a fun collaboration between Sylvestermouse & Son. I have no idea how many walls we tore down, literally and figuratively, before we finished.
I believe any parent and child would have fun recreating this Ghost Castle Cake!
Chocolate Ghost Train Cake
A Companion Piece for the Ghost Castle Cake
I believe Halloween should be a fun time for children. It is a great opportunity to encourage and help them develop their creativity.
This Chocolate Ghost Train Cake is an easy no bake Halloween cake that was also designed by Sylvestermouse & Son.
Let me warn you though, this Ghost trains carries loads of laughter and fun!
Cupcake Pumpkin for Halloween
This Cupcake Pumpkin is super easy to prepare!
By simply arranging the cupcakes, frosting them together, like you would a cake, and adding the details, this Halloween treat is truly fast and easy.
This type of cupcake display gives you the big look of a decorated cake, without the cutting mess. It really is a pull-apart cake :)
You will not want to miss this one!
Cupcake Molds for Pull-a-Part Cupcake Cakes
- Pull Apart Cupcake Cakes
Explore a variety of Cupcake Cake Molds for Many Occasions!
EASY CUPCAKES & CAKES TO DECORATE
Fall Cupcakes Stenciled Cupcakes Stenciled Cake
In our community, many of the schools and churches host a Harvest Festival.
These Fall Cupcakes are very easy to make and are a popular addition to the Cake Walk table of treats.
You can either wrap them separately for more games or give them all together as one prize.
Either way, they make a lovely and tasty treat!
Easy Stenciled Cupcakes
In the article, How to Stencil Cupcakes, I give instructions featuring several different products that make stenciling cupcakes a breeze.
This is a great way for any beginner to decorate a beautiful cupcake.
This method of decorating cupcakes is the perfect way to include children and help them create their own works of art in baking :)
Halloween Bat Cake
Stenciled Cake Design
Stenciling is also a fast and easy way to decorate a cake!
I whipped this cake together quickly for a party in a little less than 2 hrs. total time.
Not only was it delicious, but the Bat Cake was perfect for the Halloween party.
More to Come ..........
Since I started writing for Squidoo, I have gotten in the habit of photographing the process every time I make a new cupcake or cake. It seems I am constantly experimenting or dreaming up new ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes.
Please come back soon. You never know when I will add a new decorated cake or cupcake tutorial here. After all, birthdays and holidays have a way of returning every year :)
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