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Today I am combining two of my favorite things cupcakes and flowers! That is the way to my heart, cupcakes and flowers. If I am mad at someone I will immediately forget if they bring me cupcakes or flowers(preferably both). I love springtime with all of the flowers blooming. I keep seeing these beautiful yellow flowers everywhere. That is probably why I am loving yellow lately! This is such a fun way to present cupcakes for a spring party or for Mother’s Day. If your mom is anything like me then she would love these flower wreath cupcakes. You could also make a bouquet but I thought a wreath would be fun.
To make this you will need:
white frosting, preferably butter cream(butter cream holds shape the best and I didn’t follow my own advice so mine didn’t stay as well)
purple and yellow food coloring
2 piping bags
star decorating tip and straight tip
For the yellow rose type flowers you will need a frosting with a few drops of yellow food coloring, a star tip and pastry bag. Start from the middle and work around in a circle to the outside. Let me just say I am not a pastry chef so of course they aren’t going to look perfect especially with my 3 year old helper ;). From what I have seen the 1M Wilton tip works best for roses with a firm frosting. Us average joe cupcake lovers can still make pretty things you just have to give up on the illusion of perfection!
To make the leaves I used green card stock paper. Cut it into a pointed oval shape, about 2-3 inches long. Make one side a little longer and square. Fold it in half lengthwise to give it a crease. Then fold down the square end and put a piece of tape underneath. Tape the leaves to the side of the cupcakes. Add a little extra tape to secure it. You can add as many as you want and do different sizes.
For the purple cupcakes I added a few drops of purple food coloring to frosting. Then I piped the frosting on with a straight, flat tip. Start in the center and move it up and down in small half circles all the way around until you have covered the cupcake.
Then you just arrange the cupcakes in a circle with alternating types of flowers. You could do a few wreaths or make a really big one if you have a large amount of cupcakes. So pretty! I love these colors but you could really do any color combination and any kind of flower cupcakes.
Thanks for partying with me! -Val Event Gal