How to Frost with Buttercream | Cupcake Tutorials

How to Frost with Buttercream | Cupcake Tutorials


So, I’m going to show you how to frost cupcakes
using an American buttercream and a spatula. So, what you want to do is, you want to take
your cupcake and you’re actually going to turn your cupcake clockwise or counterclockwise. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s actually
going around. And at the same time, you’re going to take
your spatula and you’re going to tap on the top of the cupcake. That’s essentially how you’re going to do
it. So, now, I’m going to show you with the frosting. So, we’re going to take our frosting in a
bowl, and you’re going to swipe it back and forth. And what that swiping is doing is actually
getting rid of all the air bubbles to make it nice and smooth. Once we have it smooth, you’re going to clean
off your spatula. You’re going to grab some of the frosting
on the side, and you’re just going to round it out to make a nice round ball on the end
of your spatula. Take your cupcake, and while turning, you’re
going to tap that frosting on… until you have it on all the way. And you’re going to stop when you still see
some of the cupcake on there. You’re going to push in, in the middle, and
turn and lift at the same time so we have that nice pretty swirl in there. So, that’s essentially how you’re going to
frost the cupcake using buttercream. If you want, you can change it up by adding
some simple decorations, some dragees, you can do sprinkles, some fresh fruit, or even
some nuts on top.

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  1. Is there any reason why I can't take a plain vanilla muffin and put butter frosting on it? Actually, I've already done it just asking. I don't eat muffins or cupcakes I make them for my wife.

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