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Which cupcake looks nicer?

I can't make up my mind. I'm making lemon meringue, peach, and creamsicle cupcakes for my brother in laws' rehearsal dinner. I am doing some testing of new recipes, and this is my first time using 7 minute frosting. I am undecided whether I like the crazy spikey thingy or the neatly piped swirl better. What do you think?

 
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  1. I like the swirl better.

    1. For the particular occasion, I like the swirls. But don't throw away the spike idea - might be very cool for a graduation party, school bake sale or sleepover - for a younger, and maybe even more male, sensibility.

      Nice job! :)

      1. They're both lovely! I have trouble deciding myself because I love the spikes, but you did such a wonderful job with the swirls, I'd pick those too.

        1. I can't help but think that they look good *together* -- the smooth swirl accentuates the spikes and vice versa.

          1. these are gorgeous!!

            is either significantly more difficult to make than the other?