Grow Floral Cupcakes—No Green Thumb Required
Colorful floral cupcakes are easy to make and a tasteful way to bring the garden indoors.
(NAPSI)—Bring the beauty of flowers indoors with Delicate Blossoms Cupcakes. The stunning rainbow color palette will have everything coming up roses.
Begin with a basic cupcake made with any favorite mix. Then watch as they bloom into a beautiful bouquet with the addition of vibrantly colored icing, cake sparkles and sugars. These little cakes will be a sensational seasonal dessert or party treat for kids and adults alike.
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1 package (15.5−18.25 oz.) favorite cake mix
Eggs, water and oil to prepare mix
2 cans (16 oz. ea.) White Decorator Icing
Lemon Yellow, Orange, Teal, Rose, Violet and Leaf Green Icing Color
Yellow, Blue, Pink and Purple Cake Sparkles or Colored Sugars
Preheat oven and prepare cake mix following package instructions. Fill standard muffin pan with white baking cups; fill cups with batter about ⅔ full. Bake following package instructions. Cool completely.
Tint portions of icing yellow, orange, teal, rose, violet and green; reserve some white. Using spatula, ice cupcakes smooth with colored icing.
To make two-tone effect on flower petals, fit bag with petal decorating tip 127; before filling bag, use round tip 12 to pipe a stripe of white icing on the inside of the decorating bag from the narrow end of tip and up the length of the bag; pipe two additional lines on top of the first line of icing. Fill bag with desired color. Pipe a 6-petal flower on each cupcake beginning with wide end of tip touching center of cupcake, narrow end pointing out slightly above cupcake. Move tip ½ inch out toward edge of cupcake. Turn tip slightly, forming remainder of petal, relaxing pressure when moving tip back to center. Repeat for 5 more petals. Pipe round tip 5 dot or open star tip 16 swirl icing flower center. Sprinkle flower petals and centers with matching Cake Sparkles or Colored Sugars.
Makes 24 cupcakes.