Make iced cup cakes easily at home by following this simple ‘how to’ guide. If you have ever iced homemade cupcakes, you may have wondered how bakeries manage to ice their cupcakes so neatly with a smooth and flawless-looking finish. The art of icing a cupcake does take a little practice, but knowing a few secrets will make it much easier, even for novice bakers. If you do run into any snags while practicing your technique, remember that you can always gently scrape off the icing and start again.
Scoop up a large dollop of icing with a cake spatula, and place it on the center of the cupcake. Approximately 2 tbsp. of icing is usually sufficient for a standard size cupcake, but it is better to have a little too much icing than not enough.
Gently smooth the top of the iced cupcake with the warm, clean spatula as you turn the cupcake with your opposite hand. This will smooth the icing and give your cupcakes a neat and clean appearance.