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Topic: How do I make rose swirl on cupcake?
meredith1851 06/10/2009 9:04 PM
I have searched the iternet high and low and have used the 1M tip on cupcakes but it does not look like a rose. Can someone PLEASE help me figure out which tip I can use to swirl onto cupcakes that make it look like a rose? Also, a quick direction on how to do it would be great! Thanks!

shannabanana23 06/10/2009 9:12 PM
By accident the other day I kinda made a rose on cupcakes using one of the tips with a nail in it. I usually use those to make drop flowers, (it was not 2B, it's one of the smaller ones) I just swirled it around from outside in like you would the 1M tip. This may not be what you are looking for, but give it a try.
mmumsie 06/10/2009 9:21 PM
MEREDITH- do you have a picture of what you are trying to achieve? Wilton carries 26 different tips that can be used to make a rose. I wonder if what you are talking about looks more like a ribbon rose? Or do you mean a drop flower? Good luck! TIP 104 TIP 2D
shannabanana23 06/10/2009 9:23 PM
Ah, I meant swirl from INSIDE out, sorry!
cattitude 06/13/2009 12:18 AM
Use a 1 M tip and start from the center while twisting your wrist only. You will end
up on the outside edge of the cupcake.
bunnywoman 06/13/2009 8:59 AM
I use a tip 104. Let me see if I can describe it for you.............

I start on the outside perimeter of the cupcake. Place the narrow end of the tip about 3/4" in from the outside perimeter at an angle of about 45 degrees. In an even motion and even pressure control, move the tip away from you and then back towards you, somewhat similar to a ruffle. You should have two petals to complete one full petal. Turn the cupcake and continue on that same way all the way around the outside perimeter.

Second row of the exact same thing but this time slightly increase the degree of angle so that those petals will stand up a little bit more.

Third row......should just be one full petal in the very center of the cupcake. This should be at about 90 degrees so that it stands out and completes the flower.

Hope this helps,

I showed this to a couple of my students at the last class and they thought it was really cool.
beckthewreck 06/13/2009 9:13 AM
Do you have a picture bunnywoman?
bunnywoman 06/13/2009 11:14 AM
No I don't. I wish I did.
bunnywoman 06/13/2009 3:40 PM
I made some cupcake for my BIL's farewell party today. I took some in progress photos and enlisted the help of a computer genius to stop by quick because I certainly struggle with this contraption in front of me.
bunnywoman 06/13/2009 3:49 PM
Sorry the blue and red link does not work. Not a clue as to why either. Like I say I am not a computer genius. I am computer stupid and my computer guy just left so I am stuck. All that picture was a box of blue and red cupcakes all done the same way.

I have made cupcake bouquets using this method of frosting them as well. It made for a very pretty presentation.
brikl 06/13/2009 3:52 PM
BW, What do you mean by " You should have two petals to complete one full petal"? These are nice and I'd like to try them but don't quite understand :-)

bunnywoman 06/13/2009 4:19 PM
What I do is start at the bottom of the petal and in a "ruffle" kind of motion go....UP...move over slightly...then back down....up....move over slightly....and then back down and that completes the full petal. It appears to look as if there are two petals to create just one.

Hey maybe a better way to describe it would be when making petunias....the petals on those are very similar to what I do here. Just squish the petals a little closer together.

Does that help? I hope so.

cattitude 06/13/2009 5:19 PM
Here are some more flowers like bunnywoman's. (the same wiggle, wiggle layering method)
I like to consider them carnations and some other flower (ha ha)
since it's the first time I've ever made flowers.

Great flowers Bunnywoman.
cattitude 06/13/2009 5:21 PM
forgot to upload
sweetgrandma 06/14/2009 3:55 PM
cattitude...thank you for the picture and description. It's what I've been looking everywhere for. Thanks Thanks Thanks!!!
cattitude 06/14/2009 4:06 PM
You are most welcome! If possible, please post a picture of your cupcakes.
I like when members post photos. I'm a visual person and try to post a photo
when I have one that relates to the subject.

Have fun with your swirls!

emmer_d 06/07/2011 4:07 PM
Bunny - I love, love, love your blue cuppies!!!
DessertDiva82 07/19/2011 10:35 AM
Bump again!!!
trybaking06 07/19/2011 11:17 AM
bunny's cupcakes are pretty.
trybaking06 07/19/2011 11:19 AM
cattitude carnations are pretty to