I made these cupcakes for my daughter, Cara, to share with her friends at her Bible study on her birthday.
I filled a piping bag with chocolate buttercream icing and used a large star tip to pipe swirls of icing on (almost all of ) the round cupcakes. When I started running low on the chocolate buttercream I filled the piping bag with vanilla buttercream without cleaning the chocolate out. So, that resulted in the striping of the chocolate and vanilla swirls on most of the square cupcakes. The last of the square cupcakes ended up with just vanilla icing swirls as the chocolate was used up by that point.
After I piped the icing swirls on all the cupcakes I topped them with some red sugar sprinkles to bring in some of the color and style from the liners.
Cara had a happy birthday and everyone enjoyed the cupcakes! :)
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