Buttercream Flowers Blooming On My Cupcakes!

Baking By deannescakes Updated 9 Jan 2014 , 6:57pm by deannescakes

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deannescakes Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:20pm
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Hello everyone! Just wanted to share my latest cupcakes with all of you! The cake is red velvet and the flowers are made of buttercream. Happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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psgodusa Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:32pm
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Awow..very nice. these are too good. happy new year to you.

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cakealicious7 Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:37pm
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AOh wow!! Those are beautiful!! Well done :-)

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ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 9:53pm
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Awesome!  That mum tip always kicks my a$$.  Great job!

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remnant3333 Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:07pm
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Your buttercream flowers are awesome!!!! They are so pretty!!!! Great job!!!

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:32pm
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beautiful--eye candy colors too--so pleasant--it's the lighting on the photographs too--thanks for posting--

 

sarge--add cornstarch to your icing (for the mum tip) and pinch the ends of the petals with corn starch dipped finger tips--

 

i pipe a base first like for a rose too--but i guess i'd omit that step if i was piping directly on a cupcake--

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ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:38pm
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AThanks K8!

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Stitches Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:57pm
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Excellent!! It's so hard to keep those petals upright and individual. Would you share which recipe you used to form them?

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deannescakes Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:05pm
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Stitches - Make a medium-consistency buttercream with butter, confectioner's sugar, a little milk, and vanilla. The key is to cream the butter and sugar well, and use less milk.

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Stitches Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:28pm
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Thanks, that's what I do.

 

I found the stiff shortening based recipes like from CakeGirls works well for piped flowers........but they never taste great. Butter frosting always melts out on my flowers.

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JWinslow Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 1:05am
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The cupcakes are really beautiful.   I'm always impressed with pretty butter cream.  I need to be more disciplined about practicing.

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AZCouture Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 1:14am
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AThose are spectacular! I especially like the last one.

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 2:25am
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looooooove. for a second I thought they were arti cakes

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sbonham Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 5:58am
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Thanks for sharing the pics of your cupcakes. They are so pretty. Also appreciate the frosting information.;-D

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Annabakescakes Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 6:55pm
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Very pretty! Mum kick my butt too. They are a mess, but I use a stiff icing. I would like to practice, but money is my main motivator out in the bakery ;-) How long do those take you, OP? I am seeing a great promo for Mother's Day!

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deannescakes Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 3:46pm
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AAnnabakescakes - It does not take a long time to pipe the mums, I would say just a minute or so. Practice makes all the difference! But mixing and getting the right color takes some time.

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MeghanKelly Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 5:21pm
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Those are so beautiful, I would not want to eat them!  Great work!

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Godot Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:00am
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AThose are really pretty!

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mouna09 Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 6:50pm
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You have amazing talent!!!! have you ever tried using whipped cream instead of buttercream on your cakes? It takes less time to whip up in a stand mixer and will end up having 4x less sugar :D.

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deannescakes Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 5:57pm
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AThanks! No I haven't tried whipped cream. I wonder how the flowers would turn out if I used that instead.

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cakealicious7 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 6:05pm
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AWhipped cream isn't known for holding it's shape, unless it's stabilised and then it would have to be refrigerated. Buttercream is definitely the better option

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Marian64 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 8:24pm
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ALove the cupcakes. I need way more practice everytime I try to do them I end up with a couple and the rest end up with swirls. Beautiful work.

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Claire138 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 9:26pm
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Ooooh I love these, so so pretty. I've always been nervous about doing anything like this but now I feel the urge:-D

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Annie70 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 12:10am
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They are awesome!  Can I ask what food coloring you use??  The colors are so bright and gorgeous.

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deannescakes Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 1:36am
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AAnnie70 - thanks, I use Wilton gel colors.

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ragini Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 9:12am
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Can you please share the recipe you used for buttercream. I do not like too sweet buttercream. I wonder if I use less sugar the buttercream will not be stiff enough. Any tips for having stiff buttercream without too much sweetness.

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emetz74 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 10:28am
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Those are simply amazing. I don't think I could eat one; they're just too pretty!

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Claire138 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:15am
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I add a few drops of lemon to bc to off set the sweetness.

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cazza1 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 1:12pm
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WOW to the cakes and WOW to the decorating in a minute or so.  Forget the minute mine would take a so.........sooooooooo long!

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deannescakes Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 3:59pm
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AClaire138 - thanks for the tip. I've heard that a little bit of lemon juice helps to whiten the buttercream as well.

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