So my dear friend Annie invited us over to hang out with her family that was visiting from Iowa. Of course I did not want to go over empty handed, so I decided to bring something sweet. I had been dying to use the new decorating tools my mom had sent me and thought why not make cupcakes. Not knowing what kind of cake her family would like, I thought that white cake would be a safe bet. Once the cupcakes had cooled the really fun part began.
The Wilton ties worked out better than I had expected and the stand was very useful as well. By the looks of the plastic ties, I thought would have to put up with them breaking easily and have to revert back to twisting it by hand the old-fashioned way. Surprisingly they were pretty strong and easy to move down the bag as I worked. The stand helped me keep my work area neat and orderly. Before this, I was dealing with a cluttered work space with bags of frosting everywhere.
The finished products were beautiful! I practiced some of the techniques I had learned in my Wilton decorating class, along with things I have seen online and anything else my little heart desired. One of the techniques I really enjoy is striping the bag, which is done very easily. All you have to do is put one color of frosting in one side of the bag and a different color on the other side and tada… you get a beautiful tye-dye effect. This technique also helps to create some beautiful dual colored flowers. Some of the cupcakes were decorated with flowers and leaves. Others were decorated with tye-dye swirls, which happen to be a favorite of mine. I’m pretty proud of my cute little cupcakes!
The Wilton tip caps mom gave really came in handy. Since I didn’t use all of my butter cream, I was able to cap my decorating bags and save the rest of the frosting for later. And what’s even greater, is that all of the butter cream was still soft and fresh the next day. Anyone serious about decorating may want to consider these Wilton items.