How to make Rose Cupcakes

How to make Rose Cupcakes

Well, it has been a little while since I posted anything cupcake related and since I am getting better at piping I thought, I’d show you how I make my Rose Cupcakes. They do look so pretty and make a very good present or are for sure an eye turner at any party.

Cupcake Base

Now, for those particular cupcakes I went with my Spiced Carrot Cake Mix. But you can basically do any cupcake you  like. I do have some recipes which I am gonna list, which I think go very well with my rose cupcakes.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

So, this isn’t the quickest icing ever but it’s my favourite by far and it holds it shape really really well – it’s a swiss meringue buttercream. Instead of explainig how it is done, I leave you with a video from Cupcake Jemma as she is a jem at explaining it and you can properly see how it’s done.

Rose Cupcakes

Once you have your icing, colour most of it with some red food colouring and a small bit with some green. Mix well and start transferring them into your piping bags. To do the roses I use a special nozzle, which you can see in the picture. It’s a start tip but slightly twisted. This will help you get those roses piped perfectly. For the petals I used a triangle shaped nozzle, which was slightly rounded at one end.

Piping your roses, you start in the middle of your cupcake. Then you go around – always holding your piping bag straight, never at an angle. Once you reach the outside of your cupcakes, you can pull your nozzle away with a quick move and you are done!

The petals were really easy. I just used my triangle nozzle and gave a small squeeze and pulled away and there you have your petals.

Viola, my Rose Cupcakes – really easy and super yummy. I ended up decorating my cake too with some roses and I really love how it all turned out. They really do make an amazing show stopper and everybody also loved how they tasted. The swiss meringue butter cream is so smooth and pairs well with literally any cupcake mix.

How do you think they turned out? And will you be trying them out too? Let me know in the comments down below and don’t forget to follow me here on the blog, my Newsletter or on any of my social media  Instagram / Twitter / FB (I’ll be forever thankful).

Until next time,

Lea - A Snippet of Life



    • March 11, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Thank you, practice makes perfect – I haven’t been this good at the beginning, no one would have recognized my “roses” they were just a mess ;). xx

  1. March 11, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    These look delicious. It’s almost 9pm, is it too late for me to crack out my baking equipment?

    • March 11, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      It’s never too late to start baking :). xx

  2. March 11, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    These cupcakes look so so so pretty! and tasty! I am so bad at pipping! tried once and what a disaster! i guess practice makes it better! xx corinne

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Thank you, Corinne. You should have seen me when I started decorating my cakes… with practice there come skills. I can assure you! xx

  3. March 11, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! I’m obsessed with your photos! They look great and sound delicious! The perfect combination!

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:31 am

      Thanks so much Annie, they were a great hit with everybody it seems. xx

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:32 am

      Thank you so much Morgan. xx

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:34 am

      Thank you, Sarah, I hope you try them too! xx

  4. March 12, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    These look delicious and super easy to make!! 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:34 am

      You’re welcome Jessica. xx

  5. March 12, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    This made me hungry even before I started reading the post. I’d thought they were going to be really complicated to re-create from the photos you included, but they were surprisingly easy, and look absolutely stunning! This is something I’m going to have to try at some point. Yum!

    Rebekah Gillian |

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:37 am

      Thank you Rebekah. I hope yours will turn out just as nice! xx

  6. Tabea
    March 13, 2018 / 8:57 am

    One of the most gorgeous cupcakes I‘ve ever seen!! And delicious as well ❤️

    • March 22, 2018 / 12:38 am

      Thank you lovely. xx

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