I’m not very good at decorating cupcakes. It’s something I’ve been trying to work at. Not too long ago I saw these beautiful cupcakes decorated to look like hydrangeas on Glorious Treats. I was enchanted by the flower cupcakes.
Then I learned that these elegant looking cupcake decorations are easy to make. You just need to get the Wilton 2D tip, which pipes out the flowers. And you simply pipe out one flower on top of another. It’s wonderful and if you mess up, you can just add another flower over it.
I made the hydrangeas two colors, which I think make the flowers more defined. I tried using one color at first and I did feel like all the flowers were blending together.
Next time I might add some green leaves. For the cupcake batter I used Dorie Greenspan’s white party cake recipe. For the frosting, I used a whipped cream frosting, adding a few drops of blue food coloring to half the batch and adding red food coloring to the other half and then putting half of each in the piping bag.
I wanted to take photos of the step by step, but I didn’t have anyone around to snap photos when I was making these. After some more practice I’ll do an updated post with more pictures. But you can visit this site for detailed step-by-step photos.
I originally wanted to bring these to Mother’s Day brunch, but ran out of time. I can’t wait until I have another occasion to make these. I was tempted to buy some real hydrangeas to put these next to.
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