Everyone always wants to be a master baker and have their cakes and cupcakes look like the ones you see in cooking magazines.
but they usually end up looking more like this...
That's okay! Design your cupcakes however you want as long as you're having fun!) I personally like mine with little icing (unless it's the good stuff!) But I still have fun using plastic, ziploc bags and cutting the corner out for a easy, cheap design maker.
A fun, simple activity to do with friends or family on a night where you have nothing to do! Just buy those pre-made cake mixes and some (different) icing colors, and you're good to go!