Valentine Rose Cupcakes
Valentines Day is tomorrow! There’s still time to make something cute and delicious! I bet you may even have everything you need for these Valentine cupcakes in you pantry right now!
My oldest needed some birthday cupcakes to take to work the other day. The birthday girl wanted vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and to be honest, I was a little disappointed. lol I thought it sounded a little boring, until I remember I’ve never tried my hand at making rosettes on top of my cupcakes.
It’s unbelievably easy.
How to make rose cupcakes
First I mixed up a batch of Perfect Cupcakes using a mix ‘recipe’ using a box of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe French Vanilla . Now if you really want to go all out, you may want to give this White Wedding Cake recipe a try, but honestly that doctored box mix recipe is AMAZING! I get compliments on my cakes and cupcakes every time I use it.
While the cupcakes are cooling whip up a batch of your favorite butter cream frosting. This time I used a crusting butter cream and LOVED it!
Place the frosting in the bag with the 1M tip. To make your rose, simply start at the center of your cupcake and move around the center in a circular motion. Basically, it’s like making a spiral from the center out. Most of the cupcakes I went around the center two times.
Garish with sanding sugar or sprinkles if you want.
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- I learned from Bridget a long time ago, for perfectly red icing, use AmeriColor’s Super Red gel paste coloring. Red is a hard color to work with, and the AmeriColor Super Red or Wilton Red (no taste) will yield a nice red without needing as much color, and give a funny “off” taste that you can get with other brands.
- If you want really white icing, be sure to use clear vanilla extract and add Americolor Bright White Soft Gel Paste to your icing. I was out of my white coloring when I made these, so you can see that my white icing looks a little off white. But when you add white coloring, like I did to these snowman cupcakes, you can get that nice bright white icing.
- I frosted 8 cupcakes with my white frosting, then I added pink coloring to the butter cream and frosted 8 pink cupcakes, then finally added the Super Red color to the pink to get my red frosting. It was way less mess and stress than trying to made all three colors before I started.
Share them with someone you love!
Rose cupcakes aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, they would be a sweet surprise for Mother’s Day, a birthday, wedding or shower.
More Valentine Treats
Triple Chocolate Cherry M&M Cookies | Caramel Banana Raspberry Napoleons | Red Velvet Pancakes | Red Velvet Crepes | Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos | Valentine Butter Cookies with Butter Cream Frosting | Chocolate and Salted Caramel Cupcakes | Valentine Rose Cupcakes | Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling | Cherry Sweetheart Cake | Chocolate Cut-out Valentine Cookies with Royal Icing
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