How to Make a Mini Cupcake

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Miniature cupcakes are a good option when you want a bite-sized snack for a children's birthday party or any other event. These cupcakes are easy to make, quick to bake and htey look cute on a platter. However, if you do not use smart techniques when making miniature cupcakes you can end up with a mess. Decorate your cupcakes so that they coordinate with the colors and decor for the event you are planning.

Things You'll Need

  • Oven
  • Cake batter
  • Miniature cupcake pan
  • Miniature cupcake pan liners
  • Pastry bag
  • 1/4-inch tip
  • Toothpick
  • Star pastry bag tip
  • Frosting
  • Embellishments
  • Preheat your oven to the temperature indicated on your box of cake mix or recipe.

  • Prepare your cake batter according to your directions.

  • Place miniature cupcake liners inside a miniature cupcake pan.

  • Fit a 1/4-inch tip inside a pastry bag. Pour your cake batter inside the pastry bag.

  • Squeeze cake batter inside each miniature cupcake liner until it is filled about two-thirds of the way. Using the pastry bag is much easier to do this than using a spoon. Because the cupcake liners are so small, using a spoon can cause you to spill the batter all over the pan.

  • Bake the cupcakes for the length of time indicated on your recipe, or until a toothpick inserted inside one cupcake comes out cleanly. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before moving forward.

  • Clean out your pastry bag and fit it with a star tip. Place your frosting inside the pastry bag.

  • Squeeze frosting out of the pastry bag and onto the cupcake top. Do this in a continuous circle, starting with the outer edges of the cupcake and working your way to the center. Because the cupcakes are so small, this should only take a couple of turns. When you have reached the center, release the pressure and bring the tip straight up.

  • Decorate the miniature cupcakes with decorations of your choice. For example, choose sprinkles, miniature candy-covered chocolates, colored sanding sugar or anything else you like. Hold the cupcake by its base and dip it into the decoration for a more even covering than sprinkling the topping will give.

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