Buttercream
This skull cake will make you scream because it's aaahhh-dorable. It's a pretty pop-punk take on Halloween, and so easy you can make it in an afternoon. The best part? You can create the whole thing without any molds!
Erin Gardner
These vibrant cupcakes are just right for the little monsters at your Halloween party. You can use whatever color buttercream you like or, if you're feeling extra festive, go with rainbow!
Felicity and Krystle
Gimme some brains! For those who love the gorier side of Halloween (or are just really into The Return of the Living Dead), you can make cupcakes that any zombie would love to munch on. And it's all done with simple piping!
Felicity and Krystle
Maker, beware: there's a sugar rush ahead. These spook-ified Halloween cakes and cupcakes are just as delicious as they are scary, so pick your poison and get piping.
Bluprint
If you're only using your fondant tools for fondant, — surprise! — you're not getting the best bang for your buck. From adding special details to texturing buttercream, it's so much fun to find nontraditional ways to use your molds, cutters and other decorating tools. Here are four genius ways to make those tools pull double-duty — let it serve as inspiration to find other creative hacks for stuff you already own!
Felicity and Krystle
With just one simple trick, you can add glitz and glam to any buttercream-topped treat. The secret: luster dust. You may have already used it with fondant, but it's just as fast and fun to play with when you have buttercream on hand — so long as you do it right. Here are some things to keep in mind when bedazzling your buttercream.
Felicity and Krystle
They look like ice cream, but taste like cake — could anything be better? These sweet desserts have buttercream piled high onto a cake base hidden inside that crunchy wafer cone. So yeah, this is a treat the whole fam will adore.
Beginner
Dust! Spray! Pipe! Who knew that there were so many different ways to make a watercolor cake? This artistic trend has made a big splash in the cake world, and it's definitely an awesome way to add gorgeous color to your desserts. Best part: you don't need to be a painting pro to master these techniques!
Bluprint
yellow cupcake with white buttercream and a lemon wedge topper
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This lemon buttercream packs a big flavor punch. It uses both fresh lemon juice and zest for a delicious citrus flavor that pairs so well with vanilla cake, strawberry cake or, if you really wanna double down, lemon chiffon cake. But honestly, you can pipe this buttercream on practically anything — it's that good. So let's get baking!
Beginner
Talk about leafing us breathless: With a modern design and cool piping, this embroidery-inspired cake is the most delicious craft mash-up yet. (Though we're also big fans of these lace cookies.) Plus, it's a technique that's totally easy to master. Winning!
Beginner
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