Cupcake Nail Art Tutorial

Difficulty - Beginner

Cupcake nail art is a really popular design, and for good reason! It's kawaii, quick and super easy to customize and make your own. I like to include a cupcake nail with a Mix n Match mani. A polka dot nail, a sparkly nail, a cupcake nail, a floral nail will leave you with fingers that should belong to a princess!

For this tutorial I used Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Mint Sorbet, Deep Purple and Lacey Lilac, Beauty UK in Lilac Girl, Konad special polish in White and Sinful Colors in Ruby Ruby for the cherry on top!

Cupcake Nail Art Tutorial


Tips & Tricks

  • For the lines on the cupcake base and the sprinkles use a thin brush.
  • As I said at the top of the page...make it your own! Do a different shape for the cupcake, maybe make it a swirl cupcake. Use a rhinestone for the cherry on top. There is endless possibilities!
  • My white polish went on a bit lumpy, which was actually kind of perfect for the texture of icing.
  • If you want to really dress it up, start with a base color (or pattern!) instead of a bare nail.

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Still have some questions? Send me an email and I'll talk you through any problems you're having. Don't forget to email me a photo of your Cupcake Nail Art so I can feature them here!


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