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4 piping tips, 24 designs! This frosting crash course will turn you into a cupcake pro

All you need are four piping tips to get a counter full of pretty (and unique) cupcakes!

The classic cupcake swirl is always a good choice. But why not fancy it up a little bit? Pick a different piping tip, do the same motion, but get a totally different look! You can churn out 24 different cupcake designs using just four frosting tips.

Mandy Merriman shares how. She shares which tips to reach for and how unique they each are. She shares her professional advice for making each stroke perfect, and some technical tricks for a polished cupcake.

Find all of Mandy’s piping techniques on Instagram, @bakingwithblondie, or at