Introduction: Fancy Flower Cupcakes
Flower cupcakes are great for so many occasions. In this instructable I will teach you some of my favorite techniques to make on your own.
Step 1: Make the Cake
Pick your favorite recipe or box cake mix and bake. I made a delicious yellow cake recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
Step 2: Bake and Cool
Bake according to directions. After finished baking, cool completely.
Step 3: Prepare Icing
While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare icing and decorations. I used a homemade butter cream icing. One cup each of butter and crisco whipped together. When combined add powdered sugar one bag. If too stiff, add up to 2 TBS milk. (I did not need to make the icing this time because I had some left in the freezer from the last cake I made). When you have the icing made, add gel food coloring of your desired colors. I chose rose pink, royal blue and leaf green all made by Wilton. You will also want to chose your tips. All of the tips that I used were Wilton tips. pink tip #74 , blue tip #104, and green tip #352 (pink tip pictured is #18.)
Step 4: Making Cupcake Wrappers
I did not have any wrappers for my cupcakes, so I baked them without and then made some paper sleeves to set them in after they were decorated. I found a template for it here. I chose some scrapbook paper from my stash and went to work.
Step 5: Time to Decorate
Step 6: Finish Product
If you have made the paper sleeves now is the time to slip your cupcakes into them and arrange for display (if not, then just display). I really enjoyed making these cupcakes for instructables, and I hope you enjoyed looking at it and that it inspires your next cupcake decorating adventure.
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