Get the look of lace with these elegant Blooming Embroidered Cupcakes. A simple technique that looks exquisite, these piped decorations certainly take your cupcakes to the next level. Use a small fondant cut-out to outline your flower shapes, or freehand flowers and leaves for beautiful spring-themed treats that would be great for Easter or Mother’s Day.
Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in white baking cups.
Tint icing. Using icing colors, tint 1 cup icing each Delphinium Blue, Creamy Peach and Ivory. Tint 1 cup icing each medium lilac and light blue using color combinations provided. Combine Violet and touch of Rose icing colors to get medium lilac color shown. Combine Royal Blue and touch of Violet icing colors to get light blue color shown. Reserve remaining icing white.
Ice cupcakes. Using spatula and Delphinium Blue, Creamy Peach, Ivory, medium lilac and light blue icings, ice cupcakes smooth.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 1 and white icing.
Lightly outline desired shapes (optional: use blossom cut-outs to make imprint in icing). Starting at outline and working towards center, pipe thin tight lines to fill. Once filled, overpipe outline using heavier pressure.
Using bead technique, pipe flower stems.
Repeat thin line piping technique used to make flowers to make leaves.
Pipe accent dots as desired. Pipe center dots or add sugar pearls.