I am back this month with some spring decorated cupcakes. These are so pretty and can be used for birthdays, Easter or baby showers.
I love this time of year, it stays lighter at night, the flowers are blooming, it’s like life has come back after being asleep all winter long. Living in the desert doesn’t allow much for those beautiful spring bulbs you see everywhere in magazines and cooler weather states. So I like to bring spring into my kitchen by making spring decorated cupcakes.
I start out with a delicious almond flavored white cupcake and buttercream frosting and added some gel color to make spring colors for the flowers.
I made two different ones today. One is the rose and the other is a drop flower as Wilton describes it. These are both simple flower techniques, but look beautiful.
To start with the rose flower, you can tint the buttercream frosting any color you want the rose to be. You will be using a 1M tip by Wilton for this one. You also need a piping bag. Once you color the frosting, add the tip first into the bag and then add the frosting. Starting in the middle of the cupcake squeeze some out and then swirl your hand clockwise slowly until the cupcake is completely frosted. When you come to the end, release pressure and push down.
This is where you can add some green leaves with a 352 Wilton tip to finish it off. To make the leaves hold the tip up and down against the cupcake and squeeze out and come to a point. You can always practice these on wax paper.
Next move to the drop flower cupcake. You will need a Wilton 104 rose tip. This one is bigger on the bottom and narrows at the top. Start with your hand tilted to the right. Big end of the tip on the cupcake. Small end tilted up but to the right. Then you will make upside down U’s. Starting with the outside going around in a circle. Once you have finished go inside the circle until you come to the end and then around in the middle 4 or 5 times. Once you are done add some sugar pearls to the middle.
You can make the roses in under a minute and the drop flower in under 2 minutes.
Spring Flower Cupcakes
- 1 stick Softened Butter
- 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 ts Almond Extract
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 ts Baking Powder
- 1/2 ts Salt
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 3 cups of Confectioners Sugar
- 1 ts Vanilla Extract or almond extract
Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees and Line a cupcake pan
Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and extract in a stand mixer until smooth
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together and sift.
Alternate the dry ingredients and milk into the creamed mixture
Scoop into the liners and bake for 18 minutes, Cool
While cupcakes are baking mix the frosting.
Cream the butter with confectioners sugar
Add the extract.
Once the cupcakes are cool take get bowls for frosting to color. Add gel color into frosting with toothpick. Then Decorate. Have Fun. Enjoy
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