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I have to admit, piping is not my strong suit.

So if I am making cupcakes for other people I tend to use this method instead! It’s incredibly easy and is also a great way of hiding the wonky cupcakes that have cracked or risen wonky

This is just a super easy way of “dressing up” ¬†cupcakes, plus who doesn’t love extra chocolate!


Around 150g chocolate

Around 15g of the opposite colour to grate


Bake some cupcakes (Try my basic cupcake recipe) leave a lip between the cake and the edge of the cases.

*Note: Do this by half filling the cases when you divide the mixture before cooking.*

Cooked Basic Cupcakes

Next melt the chocolate in a pourable container (I use pyrex because its microwaveable). Microwave in 30 second bursts (stirring in between) so you don’t burn it.

*Note: You can use a double boiler but be wary as it gets hotter and you need to be able to hold it to pour*

Pyrex Melted Chocolate

Pour a liberal blob of chocolate on the top of each cupcake and using the back of a spoon spread it into each of the creases of the cupcake case.

Spreading The chocolate

*Note: You have to do this quickly so it doesn’t set before it has spread*

Pop them in the fridge to set (at least 2 hours)

Setting in the Fridge



When they have set, grate the white chocolate on top for dusting



They look more "fancy" if they are in black and white cases but I ran out!
They look more “fancy” if they are in black and white cases but I ran out!



Whilst the chocolate is still warm grate the white chocolate on top

Allow it to melt and then use a cocktail stick to create a marbled effect.