Thursday, November 3, 2011
One day, I just did not feel like decorating my cupcakes with fondant, so why not trying some buttercream. But the thing is, I am too clumsy to work with buttercream..to be honest. My hand is not steady enough to create a neat line nor curve. Then I saw some pictures on the internet, cupcakes with colorful rainbow swirls. Having a chit-chatting with some baking friends through my blackberry group, I found a useful tutorial on how to make it here. So I tried it myself for a set of Spidey cupcakes, and I was so happy with the result.
Since then I have been using this decorating method for some cupcakes set for friends birthdays or just for fun at home. And I decided to take some pictures while doing it as I have promised to some of you that I will post a tutorial on how to do rainbow swirl frosting decoration. The original post from my friend is in Bahasa Indonesia, so I thought it would be nice to have one in English thus readers with no Bahasa Indonesia knowledge still be able to understand. Let's get started!
Step 1: you need to have 3 different color of buttercream. I was using 3 primary color here. Mix well the food coloring with the buttercream in separate bowl.
Step 3: Take another empty decorating bag and alternately fill it up (half-full) with the 3 color buttercream, as shown on the above picture.
Step 5: Take another empty decorating bag and place the tip on top of it. Then place the bag with 3colored-buttercream inside it (so it's gonna be double bag). Now you are ready to decorate your cupcakes.
Since I could not take pictures while decorating it and no one's there to help me taking pictures, I would like to share a video I found on Youtube. This video will show you how to do the rose swirl.
Step 6: Decorating the cake using rose swirl method as shown on the above video (the movement started from the centre and goes out, while the classic swirl goes the other way around).You may add some decorations like: sprinkles, silver beads, fruits, etc.