Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Poor Man's Frosting Method

At about 5:00pm the day of my little one's first birthday, I realized that although the decorations were up, baby was dressed and the cupcakes were done...those cupcakes hadn't been frosted yet. So I whipped up a batch of cream cheese frosting and started the process. I soon conceded to the fact that now, at 5:30pm with two cupcakes frosted (I'm a bit of a perfectionist) and 22 more to go that I was really getting down to the wire since guests were coming at 6:00pm and I still needed to make everything pretty! Then, an idea popped into my head- a quick and easy way to frost many cupcakes in a short amount of time (luckily my neighbor happened to be watering her flowers at the time and came in to take these pictures). Thought I'd share it with you today:

How-To Frost Cupcakes
Using The Poor Man's Frosting Method

Cut the corner off of a sandwich bag

Fill the bag with frosting- don't be afraid to get a little messy!

Gather the frosting bag in your hand like you would a regular frosting tube. Squeeze the frosting out while turning the cupcake.

You will end up with a pretty swirl pattern like this! If I hadn't have been in such a hurry, I would have tried to leave no space in between the swirls.

Once all of your cupcakes are frosted, sprinkle with you favorite color of sprinkles!


What are other quick and easy frosting methods you have discovered?


  1. Ta da!! Great idea! My little one will be one in November & I've been brainstorming ideas for his birthday. Thanks for the tip!!


  2. That works perfect... good thinking! Your blog is so cute! I'm your newest follower! :)

  3. Good idea! I have microwaved the frosting just a bit to warm it and thin it out. Then I take the cupcake and turbot upside down and dip into the frosting. It actually puts a really pretty shiny glaze on them.


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