Transform a plain batch of cupcakes into a vivid bouquet using favorite Wilton flower-making techniques. The colors burst to life when you tint icing in spectacular spring shades using the Color Right Performance Color System.
Tint Icing. Tint icing orange, pink and purple. Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
Spring Orange (formula 1375): 2 cups icing + 2 C + 5 O + 18 Y
Spring Pink (formula 224): 2 cups icing + 1 BK + 23 P
Spring Purple (formula 252): 2 cups icing + 1 B + 15 P
For pink 5-layer ruffled flower: Use tip 104, a disposable decorating bag and pink icing to pipe spiraling layers of ruffles, starting at edge of cupcake.
For pink ribbon rose: Use tip 104, wide end down, and pink icing to pipe a ribbon rose from center to edge of cupcake.
For orange ridged petal flower: Use tip 104 and orange icing to pipe a tri-level rosebud.
For purple winding flower: Use tip 104, wide end down, and purple icing to pipe cornelli lace on cupcake top.
For purple rose bouquet: Use tip 104, flower nail and purple icing to pipe seven ribbon roses for each cupcake with three rows of petals. Position one rose in center of cupcake and six roses around center.
For multi-colored flowers. Use tip 104, narrow end up for pointed petal flowers, wide end up for rounded petal flowers. Pipe two upright petals, side by side. Alternate colors as you cover cupcake.
For orange curved petal flower. Use tip 104 and orange icing to pipe three layers of petals.
The random lacy design of this free-form technique depends on the continuous curving lines that do not overlap or touch. Can be used in a small design area or on an entire cake surface. Good for wedding, anniversary and other formal event cakes, but lends itself to more casual themes, as well.