I had seen a post on Pinterest for how to make a rose cupcake...it seemed easier enough but I was still a wee bit skeptical. I already had the star icing tip so I thought I might as well give it a try...and, boy was I impressed!
This is BY FAR the easiest way to ice a cupcake and gives the most impact...it has quite a 'wow factor'!
I decided that I was going to make cupcakes for my new co-workers...ok, so I just wanted to eat cupcakes and needed a reason to make them seeing as how I can not eat all 24 cupcakes that the batter makes.
I used the Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Chocolate cake mix. This was the first time I had used this specific flavor of mix and I was pleasantly surprised, it was delicious and so moist! After making the cupcakes and letting them cool and prepared my icing bag
What you need:
Icing bag, I used disposable bags that I got at Wal-Mart but you can use a Zip-loc bag and cut the corner off
Star Icing Tip, I got mine at A.C. Moore but you can find them at any craft store
Food Coloring (optional, I used peach to give a soft gradation of color)
Pearl Sprinkles (optional, I just wanted to add some pretty)
What to do:
Prepare your icing bag, the tip is so large that you won't be able to use a standard coupling...so I don't use anything but the bag.
I used a standard tub of vanilla Pillsbury Icing and put some of the food coloring in and stirred it up. Now, I didn't stir the coloring in ALL the way. This is what give the gradation in color.
Fill up the icing bag and get ready to ice some sweet cupcakes!
Begin with a cooled cupcake and squeeze out a small amount of icing form the bag
Begin at the center of the cupcake and make a swirl, covering the whole cupcake
There you have it...one awesome looking cupcake.
I added three pearl sprinkles to each cupcake and packaged them up for delivery.
Tomorrow I will share with you the ridiculously genius idea for transporting cupcakes and how I packaged these beauties!