It's that time again, National Cupcake Week! How exciting! Last year I decided to post a new cupcake recipe every day for you guys to try at home. This year I thought I'd show you some of my favorite methods of decorating your cakes. Today's demonstration, piping nozzles and their effects.
I have a mean collection of piping nozzles and here I'm going to show you the different effects you can get using some of my favorites. So grab yourself a cupcake and give it a go!
This is a great nozzle, it gives such a cute retro effect to your cupcakes. Mine came from a set over at Bake it Pretty but most cupcake decorating sets include a wide circular nozzle. Try this one from Wilton.
This is your more traditional Mr Whippy style nozzle. Mine is a 1C from Wilton. This is exactly what you think of when you think of cupcakes, so cute!
This is a closed star nozzle, this one also came with my set from Bake it Pretty and just like the wide circle, most cupcake decorating kits come with one of these. This one gives a more textured effect than the 1C, perfect for brightly coloured frosting.
I adore this nozzle, this is the 1M from Wilton. The most commonly recommended nozzle in the cupcake world. Personally, I don't like piping high with this one and prefer this rose effect with beautiful pastel frosting. This one is just perfect for a wedding.
And finally, my personal favorite, my Wilton 1B. I just love the frilly layers you get with this one, such a delicate effect!
I hope this guide gives you a hand when it comes to choosing your nozzles. Or, if you're anything like me, you'll just get the lot and go crazy ;) Happy decorating!