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Fanciful Floral Cupcakes


Create a garden full of flower-topped cupcakes for your next get-together. Sign up for The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 1 to learn how to do the double bag swirl technique showcased on these colorful cupcakes.
Makes: Each treat serves 1
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Step 1

Make cupcakes. Prepare chocolate and yellow batter, separately, following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.

Step 2

Tint icing. Prepare chocolate and buttercream icing, separately, following recipe directions. Tint portions of white icing yellow, blue, rose, light green and dark green.

Step 3

Decorate sunflower cupcakes. Use tip 18, cut disposable decorating bag and yellow icing to pipe two rows of pull-out star petals around the top outer edge of the cupcakes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and chocolate icing to pipe dots on center of cupcakes.

Step 4

Decorate bead petal cupcakes. Use tip 12, cut disposable decorating bag and blue icing to pipe two rows of bead petals around the top of the cupcakes. Use tip 12 and blue icing to pipe a dot in center of cupcakes.

Step 5

Decorate pull-out flower cupcakes. Use spatula and rose icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Use tip 352, cut disposable decorating bag and rose icing to pipe rows of pull-out leaves on top of cupcakes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and rose icing to pipe dots on center of cupcakes.

Step 6

Decorate two-toned green drop flower cupcakes. Use spatula and light green icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth.

Prepare disposable decorating bags for double bag swirl technique. Fill two separate disposable decorating bags with a shade of green icing, cut tips off of bags and place inside another disposable decorating bag fitted with tip 2D. Use double bag to pipe drop flowers on top of cupcakes.

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Favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or mix

Favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or mix

Favorite yellow cupcake recipe or mix

Favorite yellow cupcake recipe or mix

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for both green and dark green shown))

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown))

Sky Blue Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Ivory Icing Color

Ivory Icing Color ((Combine Rose with Ivory for rose shown))

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12-cup Standard Muffin Pan

12-cup Standard Muffin Pan

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream icing directly on your cake, or make them in advance using royal icing and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal. The star drop flower is the easiest to make because the tip does all the work for you.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

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