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
- Cake batter
- Miniature cupcake pan
- Miniature cupcake pan liners
- Pastry bag
- 1/4-inch tip
- Star pastry bag tip
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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