I usually work with fondant, but there are times when frosting is a better fit! I love my grass tip, so when the kids and I decided to make cupcakes for our treat of the week it seemed the perfect time to try out these cupcakes (I’d seen a picture of something like this YEARS ago and always wanted to try it!)
We ended up with a few different combinations, and the kids really went to town for theirs!
I baked a batch of red velvet cupcakes (I’m not a fan, but what other color would work so well for these patriotic cupcakes?) and made red white and blue frosting (I made buttercream to get the right shade of white, and because cream cheese frosting is too soft for these strands)
I love my grass tip!
Starting at the base squeese to fill in all the holes and to create strength!
Then keep squeezing while you pull away and then STOP squeezing and pull off. If you keep squeezing you’ll get even longer strands that are to heavy and fall flat OR you’ll rip the strands off at the base and get short stubby grass!
Go all the way around once…
And twice for a full blue… (if you want to do more than one stripe in each color stick with just one row.
Then one row of red…
and a second row of red for the full version of these cupcakes!
Fill in with the white and your finished!!!
OR do one of each color and fill in more rows, I kind of dig this one even more!
for the first few cupcakes I started in the center working my way out… WRONG- totally fail!
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