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How To Make a Buttercream Poinsettia

How To Make Buttercream Poinsettias. Here is a step-by-step technique, from making beautiful poinsettia flowers in buttercream or royal icing. This Cake Decorating idea is great for holiday cakes and cookies.
Tools Needed:

1. Use tip #366 to pipe your first petal

2. Use tip #366 to pipe your second petal (You can work in a clockwise, or counter-clockwise direction, whichever is most comfortable for you)

3. Use tip #366 to pipe your 3rd petal

4. Use tip #366 to pipe your 4th petal

5. Use tip #366 to pipe your 5th petal

6. Use tip #366 add 5 more petals offset and slightly shorter than the first

7. Add green leaves with tip #352

8. Add yellow dots with tip #3 Now stand back and admire your work! These flowers will look great on cakes, cookies, and cupcakes!

Comments (18)

Thanks for the step by step, great for the upcoming holidays!
wonderful. the photos are just outstanding.
thanks for sharing how to do these. I made some and they are very pretty.
Thanks for sharing. I will definitely use these for this season and probably many more!
Question: Is there a reason for adding the leaves last? It seems like it would be easier to do them after the first round of red, before adding the layers on top. I have not tried these yet, but just wondering if the order matters?These look great! Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks for sharing, I will definitely give this a go! (time permitting...)
Thanks. Making a christmas cake!! :)
thank u for the good idea......ur a big help
This is wonderful, and quite simple now that I've tried. Thank you so much and the pictures were very helpful :)
Thank you for a quick, helpful tutorial!
Thank you, this is just what I was looking for!
Thank you for sharing...much simpler than other techniques I found.
Can this be made in advance and air dried???
I have made them in advance from buttercream but, stored them in the refrigerator until I was ready to place them on the cake and it was successful plus being cold keeps the buttercream firm and make it easier to lift and place. If you make them out of Royal icing then, you can make them in advance and air dry them. Good Luck:-)
Thank you so much Celly S... will try this.
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