HOW TO STYLE & DECORATE CUPCAKES FROM THE STORE

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Entertaining on a whim and your theme has got you in a bind?   Do you find the clock is rushing against you and there is absolutely no time left to bake your grandma’s best cupcake recipe from scratch? After styling numerous dessert tables, I have come to terms with myself that I can’t do it all, all the time.  I’ll usually make  two or three things from scratch and designate the other tasks to either a bakery or friend, or even buy cupcakes from the grocery store and add my own twist.

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I recently had a photo shoot for a magazine, and I really wanted to use sprinkled cupcakes because I love how they look.  I was not sharing a recipe, so they just needed to look pretty.   Instead of spending a couple hours baking them from scratch and decorating them, I went to Trader Joes and bought red velvet cupcakes.  The problem was, I envisioned colorful sprinkles on top.  Luckily,  I already had a container of sprinkles at home, so I added them to the top of each cupcake and displayed them on a gorgeous Martha Stewart cake plate.  Super easy, right?

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In case you’re in a bind, I put together this list of 5 super easy hacks for decorating plain cupcakes from the bakery or grocery store.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Milou & Olin 

Graphics created by Meredith Carty exclusively for Best Friends For Frosting.

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