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How can I cover cupcakes without messing up frosting?

Insert toothpicks around the circumference of the cake and a few in the middle. Make sure there is a half inch or so of toothpick visible above the frosting or whipped cream. Gently drape one half of the plastic over the cake, letting it rest on the toothpicks.

What can I use to cover cupcakes?

If you do not have any available, you can try putting them in a fresh pastry box and covering them with plastic wrap. Be sure to cover the edges well so that no air can leak through to the inside. This way, the frosting, and the cake will stay moist and be ready to eat the next day.

How do you cover a cake without dome?

Wrap an unfrosted cake layer tightly in plastic wrap; be sure and secure the top, sides and bottom of the layers. Then place the wrapped layers in a plastic zip-top bag and store on the kitchen counter at room temperature for up to five days. If you need to keep a unfrosted layers longer than that, freeze them.

What can I use instead of frosting for cupcakes?

Alternatives to Frosting Cupcakes

  1. Drizzle the tops of your cupcakes with a simple sugar glaze.
  2. Use fruit jam in place of frosting.
  3. Use lemon curd in place of frosting.
  4. Use peanut butter or another nut butter in place of frosting.
  5. Spread cupcake tops with marshmallow cream.

How do you make icing look good without pipes?

To get that nice frosting on the cupcake without a tip, you can use one of four methods:

  1. Use a Ziplock bag.
  2. Use a knife.
  3. Dip the cupcake.
  4. Use a cookie dough scooper.

What can I use instead of an icing bag?

A piping bag is used when making pies and cakes. You can use parchment paper, a plastic sandwich bag, or a kitchen towel instead of a piping bag. All you have to do is shape the bag, parchment paper, or towel into a cone shape and leave a small opening to let out pastries or cake decorations in the way you desire.

How do you make homemade icing nozzles?

To make a star nozzle, cut the top part a little and then start cutting the nozzle in a zig-zag pattern. Bend the top part after cutting to get the star design. To make a leaf nozzle, cut the top part a little and then flatten the top end. Cut the parts from both ends of the flattened tip.

Are silicone piping bags good?

5.0 out of 5 stars awesome purchase, well worth it! These are by far the best piping bags I’ve ever used. Good grip on the outside, smooth inside so easy to clean, very stretchy so they fit many tips and various couplers… very pleased!

Can you use a Ziploc bag to pipe frosting?

The answer is YES! You need a gallon-size Ziploc bag, duct tape and scissors. Simply fold the lower/bottom corner of the bag up to the opposite corner of the top of the bag and secure the line with duct tape. Once you’ve done this step, you can fill the bag with frosting.

Are reusable piping bags worth it?

Invest in real piping bags First things first. Both are great options, but reusable bags can be difficult to clean, which is particularly important if you’re switching between icings. The thinner plastic on disposable bags means they are easier to work with. See which buttercream frostings are the best for your cake.

Can you microwave piping bags?

The bags are microwave-safe, making them handy for melting and decorating with Candy Melts candy. The uncut ends of the bag makes it easy for you to cut them to fit any size tip or to insert a coupler so you can easily switch tips on the same bag of icing.

What size piping bag is best?

The Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen typically uses 12- or 18-inch bags. These allow for you to continually ice (such as in a circle, layering frosting onto a big cake) without having to stop and switch bags or refill. For smaller jobs, like lettering or minute details, go for a small bag like a 6-incher.

What is the best reusable piping bag?

Wilton Professional Decorating Bag