Hold bag at a 90° angle about 1/4 inch above cupcake surface. Squeeze letting the icing build up to make the star shape. Stop squeezing then lift the tip away.
Turn your wrist in toward you before piping. Hold bag at a 90° angle. You will turn wrist a full twist, slowly turning your hand as icing pipes out of the decorating bag. Stop squeezing and lift the tip away.
Keeping the tip slightly above the surface, squeeze out icing to form a star. Without releasing the pressure on the bag, move the tip in a tight complete rotation, starting at 9:00, moving to 12:00, then to 3:00 and 6:00, ending back at 9:00. Stop pressure and lift tip away. Swirls can be sprayed with Color Mist color, dusted with Pearl Dust or Color Dust, or left plain.