Little Lady Cupcakes describes how to apply frosting to cupcakes in her easy to follow Cupcake Swirl Tutorial that is simple enough for beginners to follow, but creates a professional look.
1. Select medium to thin consistency frosting and place in piping bag with a 21 10 tip also called a 1M tip.
2. Hold piping bag in dominant hand and twist end to remove excess air.
3. Pipe a spiral with even pressure from outer edge of cupcake in a circular manner towards the center of the cupcake.
4. Pipe a new spiral on top of the existing one in a smaller circle and pull straight up.