Buttercream Tulips


Make your cake and cupcakes bloom with beautiful buttercream tulips. Made by overlapping small petals, these buttercream flowers may look challenging, but they're really quite simple! Layer and mix icing colors to give your flowers a more realistic look, or use varying shades of the same color to make flowers that really stand out!
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Press 6-section flower template to nail. Attach pre-cut flower square to template with bit of icing.

Step 2

Using tip 12, pipe small, flat mound of icing onto nail, about 5/8 inch wide and 1/2 inch high. Switch to tip 3 and pipe one pull-out dot in center, at least 3/4 inch high. Pipe six slightly shorter pull-out dots around center.

Step 3

Switch to bag with tip 123. Hold bag at 45-degree angle at 3:00 with wide end of curved tip touching base. Place tip on one black line of template and squeeze bag. While squeezing, turn nail 1/3 around while moving hand up and down to form petal. Skip one black line, finish on next black line. Repeat two more times for a total of three petals.

Step 4

For second row of petals, start at center of first row of petals and repeat same technique as first row. Remove flower. Set aside on cake circle.

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