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What makes for a pretty cupcake?

It was an evening of sugar, icing, cakes and a whole lot of fun at Magnolia Bakery

Icing a cupcake may seem like a piece of cake. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes a considerable amount of skill. That is what we discovered at a recently-held cupcake icing session at Magnolia Bakery, where Minh Quyen Ngo, director of franchise training, and Stephen Tankersley, back of house training manager taught the signature swirl and how to decorate cupcakes.

Cupcakes, in a range of flavours from chocolate to strawberry, were laid out on a table. Bowls full of rich, creamy yellow, blue, pink, light green icing were handed out. A sliver of icing had to be picked up by a thick, broad knife called the ‘wand’. Then the cupcake had to be firmly held while the icing was neatly and slowly placed on top of the cupcake. While placing the icing, the wand had to be turned in such a way so as to create a dent on the icing, thus lending a design. The cupcakes were then decorated with sprinkles. And voilà! the cupcakes were ready. That was not easy as pie. In fact, it took considerable observation and many trials and errors to get it right. We felt like artists with cupcakes as our canvas, the ‘wand’ as our palette knife, and the icing as our paint.

Magnolia Bakery, located at 12th Main, Indiranagar, will be open to public from November 7.

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