Step 2: Base Color
Ordinarily, I would do a white base coat, however I ran out of white so I used silver instead.
Step 3: Cupcake Liner
The first time I did these nails I used only the nail brush that comes with the polish. You can do that, but if you have special nail brushes, I recommend a flat brush.
Basically, just make a rectangle or a trapezoid. If you make the trapezoid, the top should be wider than the base.
The top does not need to be perfect, because you will be covering it with "frosting" anyways.
Step 4: Frosting
The first time I did these nails I used pale pink. This time, I used a pink with some glitter in it to look like sprinkles.
*I actually got the pink glitter polish with these nails in mind. When I got home with the polish I saw that the color was called "Birthday cake" OMG! Perfect :)
Like I said, the first time I did these nails I used a regular nail brush. This time, I used a dotting tool.
I made dots in a row at the top of the cupcake base. Then, above that row, I did another row centered to the previous, and then one more, making a pyramid.
Step 5: With a Cherry on Top!
You can CAREFULLY use the regular nail brush or, if you have a dotting tool, use that instead!