Activity 23: Cupcake Decorating

Thursday the 18th is Cupcake Day for Alzheimer Scotland. The aim is to hold a bake sale, but I think in these times it might be nice to decorate a few cupcakes and donate any profits to Alzheimer Scotland without the big event.

All of our groups have already done cupcake decorating as a workshop, which is why I thought this time I could offer you a different way of decorating - mainly through heat!



  • Cupcakes - You could buy some or bake your own using the recipes below.

  • A Boiled Sweet

  • Hair Straighteners

  • Sugar

  • A Pan

  • Cherries

  • Edible Flowers

  • Frosting


Prepare your cupcakes. You could use one of these recipes for inspiration:


Idea 1

The photos below will show you a way of using heat to liquidise and manipulate the shape of what in essence is sugar. I used hair straighteners over a boiled sweet (protected by baking paper). Which was so much fun to do!

Idea 2:


Then the second one was meant to be a caramel nest, but as I didn’t use cream, I think it didn’t work out. Has anyone made the caramel nests before?

And a simple way to create a beautiful natural effect is by using flowers - simple yet so incredibly effective.


Please show us your baking adventures and create more inspiring cupcake designs!


If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!

Colorful Pattern

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