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Piping a Flower on a Cupcake

A cupcake top is the perfect spot to plant a flower! Think of the circular surface as a flower nail on which you can pipe petals for a larger-than-life blossom. This technique will work for larger petal tips, such as tip 125 used here. Try your favorite petal shapes to create your own fantasy flower.

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Difficulty: Medium



Ingredients

Instructions:

Step 1

Hold the cupcake in one hand as you pipe petals with your other hand. Use tip 125 and medium consistency buttercream, holding bag at 45° angle. Touch cupcake with wide end of tip, keeping narrow end slightly above surface. Turn cupcake slightly counterclockwise as you move tip out toward edge. Relax pressure as you return to base of petal, curving tip slightly upward to create a curved shape. Continue piping an outer row of petals on edge of cupcake. Angle the cupcake as needed.

Step 2

Repeat with a second row of petals, slightly inside the first row.

Step 3

Add a third row of petals slightly inside second row. Pipe tip 3 dot center or add, yellow Sugar Pearls for center.