Quick and easy cupcake decorations just in time for Valentine’s Day

If you’ve ever felt that you’re not particularly handy with a pastry bag then these tips are for you.
They’re just some quick decorating tips that don’t need special equipment. They’re also fairly easy.

First up just in time for for Valentine’s Day treats. Use seasonal candies as decorations. Like these conversation hearts. Frost the cupcakes, then add the candies. I also added red, white and pink nonpareils for texture.

Sweet Talk

Next up, dried coconut and lemon or orange zest can dress up a simple yellow cupcake. It will also add an extra pop of flavor. Just sprinkle the zest and coconut over the top of frosted cupcakes and you’re done.

Lemon Chiffon Cupcakes

And finally, just place dots of alternating colors of piping gel on the frosted cupcake, then drag a toothpick through the dots to make a cool pattern. You can usually find small tubes of different colored piping gel on the cake aisle in most grocery stores.

Piping Gel Swirls