Cupcakes are usually one serving size, no sharing involved. They’re small and easy to package, store, and transport. Decorating cupcakes is fun and creative for people of all ages. Generally they can be made out of common kitchen supplies and ingredients you have on hand, and they take less then 1/2 an hour to bake.
Cupcakes are perfect for a plethora of events, including birthday parties, bachelorette parties, business events, rehearsal dinners, bachelor parties, weddings, bridal parties, and so much more. Cupcakes have become so popular that they have been substituted from traditional cakes for weddings.
Similar to a cake cupcakes can be decorated with royal icing, buttercream, fondant, flower paste, modeling chocolate, or combination. You can create intricately piped cupcakes with with realistic flower paste flowers, or as I have done with simplicity and ease. Anyone can join in the decorating fun, and of course you are only limited by your imagination!
I created these adorable cupcakes with royal icing, # 104 nozzles, and several #3 writer nozzles. You could substitute the writer nozzle with parchment cones cut to a small opening.
Here are a list of equipment and materials you will need for these project.
Summer Piped Royal Icing Roses and Flowers:
- Wilton petal nozzle 104 or ateco #104
- PME #3 writer nozzle or wilton, I prepared 4 cornets fitted with #3
- PME holder
- Paper towel
- Artist brush
- Scriber or toothpick
- Tooth pick
- Color wheel
- Cupcakes covered with fondant, Rose-Vanilla cupcake recipe
- Royal icing
- Food paste-
- Moss green, Wilton
- Violet, CM
- Delphinium Blue,Wilton
- Cooled boiled water
Visit Shop 5th Avenue Cakes for supplies
You will need a stiff consistency royal icing for the rose, I use two colors a light yellow and a darker shade of the yellow for a dark edge effect.
(I will be showing an easy technique for this appearance in another video).
You will also need a soft peak consistency for all the another flowers, stems, and leaves.
If you need a refresher how to make the consistency visit Working with Royal Icing for an in depth video.
Schedule for cupcakes:
Day 1: Prepare and bake your cupcakes.
-Allow them to cool and cover the cupcakes; let the fondant set at least 6 hours overnight is best.
Day 2: Prepare your royal icing, or re-beat previously prepared royal icing
-Pipe your design and have FUN!
Please enjoy the video
Piping a design of flowers with a half rose jazzes your cupcake from plain
to adorable and eye catching .
Can you use any other tips for piping the roses
If you want a smaller rose PME#58s creates lovely roses!
I love it. I wish my bakery employer would let me do something like that on the cupcakes. I’m lucky if I get 15 seconds per cupcake!
Thank you, Brad!