Long, hot summer days are made for pool parties and backyard barbecues! Dive in with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she walks you though creating three adorable food-inspired cupcakes perfect for your summer parties. First up is an adorable scoop of ice cream, complete with a chocolate drip and a cherry.
Next is a big slice of watermelon. Rachael starts with a cupcake baked in a green wrapper to mimic the outer rind and then demonstrates piping and shaping two different colors of American buttercream into a pyramid-shaped slice of watermelon. She shares pointers on the powdered-sugar method to create smooth, flat edges and demonstrates the best way to achieve a juicy appearance.
Last, Rachael creates a tropical pineapple using a pastry bag filled with two colors and fitted with a star tip. For more tips on adding multiple colors to piping bags, check out Rachael’s free lesson on filling multicolored piping bags. Rachael finishes the pineapple off by creating green spikes.
Once you have mastered the beginning techniques featured in this lesson, check out some of Rachael’s other cupcake designs like Modern Cupcakes.