Swirled Icing for Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

My kids loves the icing on these cupcakes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups icing (homemade or whipped can icing)
  • wilton concentrated food coloring paste (any colors)


  1. Prepare and decorating bag with a 1M tip.
  2. Choose your colors and with a paint brush stripe the inside of the bag in a upward motion. Then put icing in the bag and squeeze on to cupcake in a circle motion.


Most Helpful

Fun! This recipe was a hit with my girls and her girl scout troop. I made a couple batches of it...the first was pink and blue frosting, topped with pariels, it looked like cotton candy, second batch was blue and pink again but somehow the color merged more this time...which came out looking like laverder and pink. I used regular food coloring. I place frosting inside a large baggie, one color on one side of the bag and the other color on the other side. I do recommend a pastry bag rather than using a plastic baggie...just so your colors are more seperated. Thanks for the recipe!

chef FIFI February 16, 2009

Absolutely Fantastic! Also great with pastel coloured icing!! This is making an appearance at easter!

EliteTwig February 05, 2009

I topped Recipe #17865 with this icing, just using blue and yellow. I mixed the colors in freezer bags, then cut the corner off the bags, and used them to fill my Pampered Chef decorator. It worked out great. (If I was doing more colors I probably would have tried the paintbrush method.) Thanks for sharing!

AmyMCGS April 02, 2008

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