Saturday 6 September 2014

Rose Cupcakes - Icing Tutorial

One of my favourite things to do on a day off is to make cupcakes! I've had a lot of people ask me recently how I do my rose cupcakes so I thought I would attempt a tutorial on them. I just bought a new icing nozzle and trust me when I say it’s all about the nozzle! The best thing about rose icing is that it takes no time at all, in fact it's probably quicker than regular piped icing, but looks a lot more neat and professional.

I use a standard cupcake recipe which involves weighing out my eggs and then matching the quantities of butter/flour and sugar. I have posted the recipe that I used below, but this can be changed/adapted and by no means am I a cooking expert!

I decided to test my new Wilton 1M Flower nozzle for these cakes. Cupcakes are super easy to make, even for a beginner in the kitchen. I think they look pretty good, I really want to experiment with different nozzles and designs. Suggestions welcome!

2 x Eggs
120g Flour
120g Sugar
120g Butter

For the Icing
75g Butter
150g Icing Sugar
Cocoa Powder (for chocolate icing)

Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly.
Slowly add the flour and mix until smooth.
Add Vanilla Essence to taste (for Vanilla Cupcakes of course!)
Add to cake cases and bake in the oven at 180 Degrees for 15-20 Minutes or until Golden

Whilst my cupcakes were in the oven, I mixed my icing ingredients and left the icing in the fridge to chill so that it was easier to pipe.

I have filmed a super quick video below so you can see how easy these are to create, I think the finished product looks yum!

  Thanks to my boyfriend James for helping me take these photos and film my first video! You can check out his photography page on Facebook here (go on, give him a like!).

Stay tuned for a future post where I attempt a giant cupcake with mini roses piped on top. Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps you out.



  1. They look delish! more foodie posts please! great job Christie :P

    Jennos Health.

    1. Thank you :) I will definitely be posting more food posts, I just got a new cake/cookie recipe book and can't wait to try some things out!


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