Your friends will be green with envy after they see these Shades of Green Ribbon Rose Cupcakes. Your favorite chocolate cake mix or recipe is topped with delicious homemade buttercream frosting, then decorated with lovely green roses and leaves made using the simple fondant ribbon rose technique. You can see these cupcakes and many more in the How to Decorate with Fondant Shapes and Cut-Outs kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cupcakes. Prepare chocolate cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in kraft cupcake liners.
Tint fondant. Tint 4 oz. fondant each sage green, olive green and light green using color combinations provided. Using Moss Green icing color, tint 4 oz. fondant moss green. Using Juniper Green icing color, tint 4 oz. fondant juniper green. Combine Juniper Green and Teal icing colors to get sage green color shown. Combine Moss Green, Brown and touch of Black icing colors to get olive green color shown. Combine small amounts Black and Juniper Green icing colors to get light green color shown.
Make fondant leaves and ribbon roses. Using ribbon rose technique, make 12 medium and 12 large ribbon roses using sage green, olive green and light green fondant, 4 of each color (one rose per cupcake).
Using leaf technique, make 24 leaves using moss green and 24 leaves using juniper green fondant (two leaves per cupcake).
Make icing. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe instructions.
Decorate cupcakes. Using spatula and buttercream icing, ice cupcakes. Top one rose and two leaves on each cupcake.
A timeless and versatile technique, the ribbon rose can elevate the look of any cake or treat. Ribbon roses can be made in many sizes for variation. They can be used as simple cake decorations and also to dress up cupcakes.