Tips for Decorating Cupcakes with Kids
Now comes the fun part! Separating the icing colors into the cups of the muffin tin
made decorating a breeze with the kids. They used a different infant spoon
for each color of icing and that kept the kids from dropping sticky spoons all over the floor. A few of the sections of the muffin pan held sprinkles and a couple of other decorations for our cupcakes. We LOVE gel food coloring
for icings on cookies and cakes, and even for coloring homemade play dough. The colors are so vivid and our cupcakes showed it!
When you mix your colors, do it right in the muffin tin. Slap some plain icing into each section of the muffin tin, add your food coloring, and stir right there in the tin. No extra bowls=perfection!
Putting the icing all into one muffin tin makes for easy(-ER…easier, not easy when the kitchen is now covered in a sugar and crumb coating) clean up. You don’t need to wash a ton of tiny icing bowls. Grab up that table cloth and you are mostly cleaned up.
We had a great time with our cupcake decorating session and only a slight sugar rush. Hopefully you’ll find some of our tips easy to use and will jump in with both feet and not stress the mess. Hey, at least you end up with cupcakes to go with your sugar encrusted kitchen!