Cupcake Cookies

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I don’t know how I went this long without owning any cupcake cookie cutters. I recently found a set at HomeGoods, which is what inspired me to make these cookies. While HomeGoods is one of my favorite places to buy fun baking supplies, it is hit or miss. If you can’t find these cookie cutters in your local store, you can purchase them here on Amazon.
Cupcakes2Even the box is cute.
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Here is the cupcake cookie color palette.Cupcakes-colors
  • Black: Americolor black
  • Brown (light and dark): Americolor chocolate brown
  • Red: Americolor tulip red + black
  • Blue: Wilton teal
  • Green: Wilton Kelly green + lemon yellow
  • Pink: Americolor deep pink
Watch the video below for the decorating instructions.
I made these cookies using my Orange Vanilla Spice recipe, which is available in my tutorial shop.
As you might have noticed, I don’t normally use couplers on my bags. I feel like they get in my way. I like to have my hands as close to the decorating tip as possible, which gives me more control. Decorating with a coupler feels like writing with one of those pens with the big squishy grip on it. That is more comfortable for some, so it’s really just a matter of personal preference. The downside to not using couplers is that you can’t change tips and you can’t remove a tip to clean it if it gets clogged. For me, the benefits of skipping the coupler outweigh the drawbacks. If you’d like to try decorating without couplers, just drop the tip into the bag and snip a little bit off the end. Then, stretch the bag around the back end of the tip to create a seal so that the icing doesn’t leak out. This process is shown in Lesson 2 of my video tutorial series.
I used flood consistency royal icing for almost all the components on these cookies with the exception of the “fluffy” frosting on the pink cupcake with the multicolored dots. I wouldn’t have been able to get that effect with the spatula had I used flood consistency icing. Read this post to learn about the three icing consistencies that I use most often when decorating cookies. The post also contains some royal icing troubleshooting tips.
No cupcake cookies were harmed during the making of this tutorial. Except maybe one.Cupcakes
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