Over the duration of my YouTube channel some of my most popular videos have been my piping techniques tutorials. I really love this series of videos, each showing 4 different piping tips and the styles you can create. Reading through your comments I realised it had been a while since I had uploaded a new set of 4 nozzles and the effect they can give…
So here is piping techniques #5, but instead of piping the buttercream onto regular cupcakes, these are my 4 favourite piping tips for small mini cupcakes. I really love mini cupcakes, they are the perfect size for a bite size treat and look so cute and dainty with a swirl of buttercream ontop.
The 4 different piping tips in the video give very different effects, from a cupcake with a modern swirl where you start from the inside out, a cupcake with pretty ruffle edges, a dome of dainty mini swirls and a decorative peak of buttercream, which always makes me think of the iced gem biscuits I used to eat as a kid.
One if my new favourite piping effects is the first one in the video which uses the 195K nozzle to create a large buttercream swirl. This is created the same way you would pipe a buttercream rosette, starting from the center and working your way around the edge of the cupcakes, but I love how modern this looks with a large flick of buttercream at the end. The 195K is a medium closed star tip, which has lots of shallow teeth, giving it these beautiful edges.
The second tip I used was the 124 large petal tip, by laying it on its side against the cupcake you can create these pretty ruffles which cascade into a center point. I think these would be perfect to pair with a pretty ballet themed cake for example. This led me onto the next cupcake which had a dome of mini swirls. This is a similar effect to the mini rose cupcakes that I have created previously, but the small open star tip 22 really opens up the swirl giving a slightly different finish.
For the final cupcake I created probably my most favourite effect for mini cupcakes and the one I always pipe the most. A decorative peak of buttercream using the 6D piping tip. This large open star tip is perfect for mini cupcakes as it allows the buttercream to spread to the perfect diameter and really fill the space ontop.
Don’t forget to watch the video and see exactly how I piped them and and I would love to hear from you which is your favourite?
I really hope you enjoy this video and find it useful if you are trying to pipe your own cupcakes. If you want to see more of my piping tips videos then don’t forget to check out my tutorial section for videos 1 – 4 and if you haven’t already you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more cake related video tutorials. Also I would love to hear what you think, if you have any comments or questions please just let me know.
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