Flower Cupcakes

filed under: Cupcakes on May 25, 2010


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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  • Retha-Jane says:

    Stunning! So sorry your delicate roses broke. The white roses are just super.

  • Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    ooo Amanda, those pink roses are beautiful in the cupcakes! I hope at least a few of them made it. My heart would have broke a little too if I had broken those.



  • Mary Schwaner says:

    Awesome ! Love these !

  • Evelyn Rivera says:

    These are just so lovely!! I think ill try making then with the candy wafers! I’d hate to experience your heart break! Great idea!!

  • Cathy says:

    When I make these types of decorations I never put them on till my cake/cupcakes are at their destination. Knock on wood I have never broken any. Sorry to hear your broke because these are so pretty!!!

  • Caecilia Susilo says:

    It happened to me as well..when i made a xmas tree with royal icing to stand up on the cupcake even i supported with RI onto it..still crack in the middle..good thing i was able to take a pic before all of them broke one by one… 🙁

    • Amanda says:

      Oh no! So sorry!

  • Khushi says:

    Ooooo its sooo dammm pretry…can u plss tell me which nozzle no. U hv used…

  • Andrea says:

    How did you make these, the flower on top??? So awesome!

  • Richa says:

    Hii… Can I make them with white chocolate too.. N add a pinch of color to them

  • Arlene Gonzalez says:

    Your work is awesome, I hope to one day to try to taste your cupcakes. …..

  • Andrea says:

    Ca i get..the Rezept for rose cake with frosting?

  • Pd says:

    When stick the flowers made with royal icing and stand them on the frosting, it melts the royal icing and brake due to the wetness of the frosting. How to avoid that?

  • Rachel @ My Urban Oven says:

    Oh that story is awful!! I had something similar happen with a batch of cakepops a few weeks ago. Crushing!

  • Karissa LeBeau says:

    Thats soooooo sad!!!!! One time my sister made a really nice nutella cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries instead of icing the bottom to stick to the cake stand she left it on the cardboard circle she left on it and put me in charge of taking it to the car. It immediately slid off and landed face down on the ground. She watched it happen and was so shocked she dropped the chocolate strawberries on the floor too… you should’ve seen her disappointment when we walked into the grocery store to get one of those premed sampler cheesecake…

  • Julie Adkins says:

    Maybe it would of helped leaving them on the tray during travel, carrying the tray in and putting the roses on once there? Very beautiful.

  • Bobbi says:

    They we beautiful! I am sure they still tasted delicious.

  • Jeannie Jonas says:

    Do you have a video on how to make the flower cupcakes

  • Jeannie Jonas says:

    Do you have A video on the flower cupcake? Do you also have a recipe for shortbread cookies?

  • marge says:

    You can’t apply royal icing pieces to buttercream as the buttercream will soften the royal icing piece. If you want to apply, you must do so just before serving. Thicker flat pieces such a flood-in work may last a little longer before softening. Hope this info helps.

  • Sharna Unser says:

    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

  • Yvonne says:

    You did an excellent job. And I’m sure the cupcakes were delicious.

  • Kathy says:

    I love the design and was hoping to find a template.

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