Valentine Rose Cupcakes


valentine rose cupcakes

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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!


You will then need 16″ Disposable Icing bag and a 1M tip and gel food color (of choice).


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.



  • 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

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Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  Do you do anything special?

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Thanks for the tips! These are super simple yet stunning! Can’t go wrong with Amanda’s decorating tips/style.

  2. I love making the rose cupcakes. I just made these yesterday and posted last night. I almost used the frosting mixed with flour, rather than sugar though. Could you imagine?! I’m your newest follower via twitter. Do you have a linky followers? Stop by anytime.

  3. I’ve really been wanting to try roses, but have been to scared! They’re that easy?!? OK…totally going to try them. Yours are just precious!

  4. Be still my heart… Look at those cake stands! Heaven… And, the cupcakes are really nice too!

    Seriously, you know I have a cakestand addiction! 🙂

  5. This is a post I’ll be bookmarking! Thanks for taking the time to go over these tips!

    Stunning looking cupcakes!

  6. So pretty, Cheryl!! Love all the pink. Cupcakes are my fave.

  7. What pretty cupcake liners! These are too cute 🙂

  8. Oh Cheryl those are beautiful! Almost too good to eat… ALMOST! haha

  9. scrumptious! Great pics too. 🙂

  10. Very cute, Cheryl! I have never tried this technique, but I have a ridiculous amount to piping tips. I bet I could find the 1M.

  11. Clear vanilla is key when making any type of white buttercream…learned that the hard way over the years.

    But the bright soft white gel paste is new to me…great tip!

  12. These look wonderful!! I will think about them while I am in the hospital this morning!

  13. Cheryl, These are so pretty. I’d love to get a box of those for Valentine’s Day!

  14. What gorgeous cupcakes, Cheryl!! So perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  15. Cheryl! These brought such a smile to my face! They are just lovely, and put me in the mood to whip up cupcakes today!!

  16. These cupcakes are stunning! Truly gorgeous! I host a Monday link party called Make-It-Yourself Monday and would LOVE for you to come and link up with me. Each week, three submissions from the previous week are featured!

  17. Vanilla on vanilla is a bit boring, but I love how you re-framed a boring cupcake situation into something spectacular! Next time I bake cupcakes, I am taking a shot at rosettes.

  18. I really have to try this one day, I love how they look, I always do the swirl, but the rose is so cute.

  19. I highlighted these super cute cupcakes on my little blog

  20. Very smart to start with white icing, colour it pink and then red! Cupcakes look great. I don’t think I have a 1M tip. Must add it to my shopping list 😉

  21. Aww they’re beautiful. I learned that rose icing technique last year. It’s so easy but looks so fantastic.

  22. These are so pretty!

  23. Yummy! I love cupcakes. Those roses are super cute. I’ve always wanted to try that.

  24. I am still struggling when it comes to baking. I am yet to make something special for tomorrow !!
    This post is going straight in my wish. I don’t think i can do that rose tomorrow .. but may be next time 🙂

  25. So pretty! You and Amanda make it look so easy, you ladies are talented bakers.

  26. Such pretty cupcakes Cheryl! Would be great for birthdays & showers too 🙂

  27. LOVELY Cheryl!
    Your cupcakes are always YUM & beautiful!
    The Perfect Cupcake recipe is FABULOUS~it never fails!
    Heather & Alison are lucky to have a COOL mommy who makes YUMMY cupcakes!
    I know you love having them so close to you!
    ENJOY the LOVE this Valentine’s Day!
    Hugs & LOVE from Doogan and I!

  28. super cute! look scrumptious!

  29. They are beautiful! Thanks for the easy instructions and the tip about coloring the frosting. Doing the white first and then adding colors as you go seems so much easier. I think I’ll have enough nerve to try roses now. 🙂

    By the way, your cupcake recipe is the BEST! I always use it with a boxed mix and it never fails. I’m soooo glad you shared it with us.


  30. These are so sweet. I just recently learned how to do the rose thing on a cupcake. Happy Valentine’s day!

  31. So beautiful, Cheryl!! Great round-up as well.

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  33. These are so festive and cheery for Valentine’s Day. Great tip on the super red gel paste food coloring. I will have to give them a try!

  34. ….so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I’m always looking for a good I can’t wait to give yours a try..

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