Monday, 14 May 2012

2 colour swirl piping

Hi lovely people,

If you saw last week's post you'll know that Meg and I have been playing around with different piping techniques. Last week we showed the "rose" piping technique. This week I want to show you the 2 colour swirl.

We were inspired to give this a whirl after being given the task of creating Tinkerbell cupcakes for a gorgeous 4 year old girl's birthday party (thanks Katie, we absolutely loved doing these).

As you can see in the pic we went with a green and purple 2 colour swirl. We were so thrilled with how these turned out we made a little YouTube tutorial (just for something different). It gives you the basic idea on how to:

  1. Get the two colours into the piping bag (in a simple way)
  2. Gives you a look at the piping technique we use
  3. Shows you what to do if the colours don't quite go in the piping bag how you want them to

Have a looky-see at our tutorial on here:

(Copy and paste this if you have any problems with the link: )

We'd love to hear about your experiences with doing the multi-colour frosting swirl so comment away on here or on the vid, and feel free to post some photos on our facey or to our email:

Once again, peace and love from the 22do kitchen,

Amy xx

p.s. For our recipes and tutorials on the basics see follow the links below:

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cupcake Roses

Hi cupcakes,

Wow it's been a few weeks between posts! Meg and I have been spending some time learning some great piping techniques. We'd like to share with you our absolute favorite - the cupcake rose.

These little beauties look incredible, we've had so many comments and so much great feedback so we went ahead and made a How To Video - click on the link below to check it out or find it here (

In 3 minutes you can learn how to pipe these :) All you need is:
  1. 2D Wilton piping tip
  2. Piping bag
  3. Cupcakes
  4. Frosting
The piping tip is the only special thing and you can buy those for less than $2 on:

We used our roses for Mother's Day gift boxes :)

Peace and love and happy cupcakery,

Amy (22do)