If you’re like me, then you really love eating cupcakes, but the thought of decorating them scares you just a little bit. It’s a lot of pressure to get the design just right, and if you’re making them for a party, then you don’t want a last-minute disaster in the kitchen.
I really like this tip that I found on the Huffington Post because it sounds pretty fool-proof to an amateur cupcake-decorator like me. It’s also completely free if you have some lace or doilies laying around the house (or know someone else who does). Next time you want a fun or elegant-looking cupcake, just lay a piece of doily or lace or something similar over your cupcake, dust with some powdered sugar or cocoa powder, and you’ve got a nicely and intricately designed treat.
Do be forewarned, though: you will need to dust them immediately before serving, as the dust gets absorbed into the cake over time.