Today's cupcake designs are trendy and stylish, fun and humorous - just whatever takes your fancy.
The secret here is to let your imagination run wild.
The following are some tips for: Those occasions we find ourselves short of time.
o Buy ready made cupcakes from the bakery or supermarket and decorate them yourself.
o Use a ready mix packet to whip up your cupcakes.
o Use an edible writing pen for your designs instead of piping for a quick and easy solution.
o Petal paste (also known as sugar florist paste) is like ready to roll fondant and is a quick and convenient solution if time is an issue.
This can be used to cut shapes.
o Pour a lot of sprinkles into a shallow dish and tip your cupcakes upside down into them.
Flavor and color for your cupcake designs.
o If you are making bright color designs and cakes make sure you always use natural food coloring as you will be using a lot of the color for brightness.
o Add a generous amount of Tia Maria or Kahlua to your frosting.
o Instant coffee or cocoa can be mixed with water to add to your icing.
o Lavender makes a pretty and unique addition to your cupcakes.
The flowers can be used for decoration and are edible.
o Rose essence will add a taste of romance.
Use pastel colors for the frosting.
o Use different bright colored cupcake cases in three differing sizes and place the completed cupcakes on top of each other to form a pyramid.
Cupcake gifts to take away after the party.
o Use clear circles of cellophane to wrap your cupcake and tie the top with a ribbon.
o Pack your cupcake in a small box.
o Tie a ribbon around the case of the cupcake.
There are many more ideas to use to make your cupcake designs stand out but I hope that these tips have given you food for thought.