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Mile High Cupcakes

Contest Photo by: GourmetMom
Hummelstown, PA
Category: Cupcakes


I've always loved those bakery shop cupcakes with the frosting at least 3 inches high but yowza, that's a lot of frosting! So, I thought I'd share my secret with you for getting gorgeous looking cupcakes without worrying about a huge pile of frosting tipping over (or a huge pile of frosting in your Valentine's stomach:)).


Your Favorite Cupcakes
Ziploc Freezer Baggie (quart or gallon size)
Large Marshmallows
Sprinkles, etc. (optional)

How to Make

  • Place frosting in Ziploc bag and snip off bag corner to use as your "decorating bag". Adhere marshmallow to center of cupcake with a dab of icing. Starting at the base of the cupcake, make swirls around the marshmallow, following it to the top. Voila! A Mountain of Frosting! Decorate with sprinkles, etc.
    Notes: when using baggies as decorating bags, make sure to use freezer bags. The regular storage bags will often break apart when decorating (learned from personal experience! ack!).

  • Tips for Taking a Great Photo:
    • Avoid clutter. Keep the background simple -- your cupcake or sweet treat is the star!
    • Daytime, natural light is best. If your area is bright enough, try taking the photo without the flash.
    • Upload a horizontal photo. If you crop the image on your computer, make sure you keep a landscape 4:3 aspect ratio.
    • For best results, make your image 1200x900 (or "save for web").
    • With a digital camera, you can take as many photos as possible and choose the best one. Have fun!