Sunflower Cupcakes

filed under: Cupcakes on August 6, 2015

Simple decorated Sunflower Cupcakes are fun for every age level. This is the perfect cupcakes for any occasion that involves flowers!

 

Vanilla Buttercream
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Here is the recipe I used for the buttercream. I only made HALF this recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sunflower Cupcakes, Vanilla Buttercream
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 c 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 32 oz 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. 2% or whole milk
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)

  2. Add vanilla and almond extract.
  3. With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.

  4. Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)

  5. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  6. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using

 

 

Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes! {video hot-to}

Next time it’s your turn to bring cupcakes to school/church/work/party be sure to consider these! They are fun, always leave people in awe, and definitely delicious!

Here is a quick video on how to made these.

Here is the recipe I used for the buttercream. I only made HALF this recipe.

I also made some Chocolate Buttercream. The sunflowers are piped onto Vanilla Cupcakes.

Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes! {video hot-to}

Ok, let’s talk details.

I divided up the vanilla buttercream into two bowls then tinted one yellow and one orange.

For the yellow and orange petals, I used a #104 tip.

For the bottom layer of chocolate frosting, I used a #10 open round tip.

For the first outer layer of chocolate buttercream star dollops, I used a #18 tip.

For the next inner layer of small star dollops, I used a #16 tip.

For the next layer of tiny dollops, I used a #5 open round tip.

For the final inner layer of tiny dollops, I used a #2 round tip.

Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes! {video hot-to}

The above cupcake is a bit different from the video because I went back in and added more petals. Even though that is not typically how a real sunflower looks, I thought it looked great as a cupcake.

One cupcake took about 2 minutes to complete, so you can do a dozen in less than 30 minutes! Decorating cupcakes is one of my favorite ways to relax. Some women get massages, I massage pastry bags full of whipped buttercream.

Works for me!

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Comments

  • Laura says:

    These are too pretty…I’d feel bad eating them!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    These look so summery and adorable!

  • mila furman says:

    I saw this video on FB yesterday…it’s so beautiful!!! I wish I could do this 🙂 I’ll just leave that to you!

  • mila furman says:

    I saw this video on FB yesterday…it’s so beautiful!!! I wish I could do this 🙂 I’ll just leave that to you!

  • Kelly says:

    These are the cutest cupcakes! Totally brought a smile on my face! Love sunflowers!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Adorable!

  • Find My Rice says:

    These are all so pretty, so neatly piped. Great blog! 🙂
    – Regine

  • Rachel Rodriguez says:

    I just started a blog and I’m going to try doing this as part of my Spring Challenge! Will put your site on there for reference. They look beautiful! Wish me luck, baking among many, many other things is not the easiest for me!

  • Imelda Rivas Buaya says:

    I love your cakes especially the designs.. amazing and so creative..😘

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