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Decorated Cupcakes!

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Everyone loves eating cupcakes! But when a cupcake is beautifully decorated then

Making your own Buttercream Icing is really easy!


  • Icing Tips – we will be using tips 1M, 21, 12, 104, 3, 352, 16, 233
  • Couplers – you insert one end into your icing bag. It then allows you to change out your icing tip and use the same colour of icing.
  • Icing Bags – I like to use the disposable bags.
  • Spatulas – the rubber ends as well as a rounded metal spatula
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Icing Colour – the gel type, not the liquid dye
  • Cupcakes
  • Scissors
  • Mixing Containers – I use the plastic containers with lids, so I can store my icing after I make it
  • Water Bottle – easy to add water to your icing to thin it out
  • Toothpicks
  • Icing Rack Holder – Optional – good if you are working with many icing bags at the same time
  • Decorations to add to your designs – Optional
  • Vegetable Shortening – 1 cup
  • Water – 8 tsp.
  • Clear Vanilla – 1 tsp. If you use real vanilla, your icing won’t be completely white.
  • Icing Sugar – 1 lb.
  • Meringue Powder – 1 tbsp.

How to make it

Step 1: Buttercream Icing is best made in a table mixer. Combine the Vegetable Shortening, Water and Vanilla in the mixer.

Step 2: Add in the Icing Sugar and Meringue Powder and mix until they are combined. Mix for another minute to make the icing creamy.

You can make a double recipe at the same time.


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