You guys. YOU GUYS. I wanted to share this post with you earlier but I had to stop crying first. Ok, ok, I am being overly dramatic. But let me tell you what happened after I made these rose cupcakes!
I got this *brilliant* idea to make royal icing roses to stick in each cupcake. I spent hours piping out each individual flower with pink and green and then went back in and added an extra detail into each flower. I set them out of the way of the children so they could properly dry away from tiny hands and curious eyes.

I baked cupcakes and piped buttercream roses on top.

Next I assembled. This went a little slower than I thought because I wanted to be so very careful when inserting those roses into the cupcake.

An hour later I had completed 7 dozen cupcakes with beautiful royal icing roses sticking out.

And then.


I drove to the church. Parked. Got out of the car, walked to the back, opened the door and…

broken. AALL OF THEM. Royal icing roses are just not meant to withstand the jarring of driving. I had nothing to give to the church!

My heart broke into a million pieces… kinda like the roses.


Here is a close up of the leaf detail that I added for the church.

I has added an “ACV” on each leaf. That stands for Alliance Church of the Valley.

Can ya see it?



I just wish the folks at church would have gotten to see them! 🙁


And for the cupcakes themselves I did a simple rosette with a 1M tip. This is the whipped buttercream recipe that I used… my favorite!



You can also add some subtle color for a neat effect.



Kinda neat huh?


If I were going to make these again I would use candy melts (chocolate) and make sure the roses stayed chilled. 🙂

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. They were beautiful, even just laid across the top, it would have wowed everyone, but most importantly you baked and decorated them with love for your church family, I bet God was so glad you shared what you do so well, a “God” given talent

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