18 April 2016

Buttercream Cupcakes

Today, let's talk about cakes. There's a current cake trend that I am absolutely head over heels in love with. They're made of buttercream flowers. Here, take a look:

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10 Flower Cakes for Spring | including this design by Eat Cake Be Merry | on TheCakeBlog.com
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Floral Wreath Cake:
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Aren't these breathtaking? Who would not love to receive a cake like this? I wanted to try my hand at making these, perhaps in a smaller scale using cupcakes.

I made some frosting, tinted it with some food color, and piped different kinds of flowers (on a square of parchment paper). You'll find lots of tutorials on making buttercream flowers like here and here. Then I put the tray of flowers in the freezer to help set them up and makes them easier to handle. 

Then I put them on top of cupcakes (the cupcakes had a thin layer of white frosting). Because the flowers came from the freezer, I just peeled off the parchment square and gently placed each flower on the cupcake. I used a spatula to help me. Then I piped some leaves in the empty spaces.

It was my first attempt and I'm quite pleased with the results. It's a lot of work! But this style of frosting turns any cake or cupcake from blah to TADA!


  1. Ooh la la... these are too beautiful to eat, Claire! (Now I'd be wanting to spray them with some permanent fixative and just display them out on my rock garden!) First time doing this? Truly?

  2. BEAUTIFUL cupcake decorating!! Stunning!
    TFS your photos.
    Grandma Nancy in central IL


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