If you’ve followed me for a while you will know how much I love making flowers for my cakes, but I know that creating flowers for cakes can be a little daunting, so for this weeks video tutorial I’m going to be showing you how to make these pretty floral cupcakes which really do use just very basic tools. So if you’re new to making flowers or making cakes and cupcakes in general these cupcakes are a great place to start.
In the tutorial because the flowers are going onto a cupcake, I’m only using fondant. Normally for flowers I would use gumpaste or floral paste, or you can add tylos powder into your fondant. This means you can roll your gumpaste really thin and add in lots of details. This also means that the flowers set solid, and would need to be removed from a cupcake before it’s eaten. By using just fondant (or this is also called sugarpaste or icing in some places) the flowers are a little more fragile and you can’t make them as big as they won’t hold their shape, but it means that you can bite into the cupcake and the flowers will still be soft enough to eat…
Watch the full step by step tutorial below ⇩
Alot of people ask me how I got into making cakes and I actually fell in love with making cakes by making cupcakes. I love a pretty cupcake with flowers on the top, these are perfect for birthdays, weddings and especially Mother’s Day which is just around the corner.
Making the Fondant Flowers
In the tutorial I show you how to make a simple rose, rose leaves and little blossoms. You can then add as many as you like onto your cupcakes or use them to decorate a cake.
When learning to make cupcakes it can sometimes be hard to know what tools and equiptment you need, so in this tutorial I have tried to keep them as simple as I can. Just using a ball tool, dresden tool and some cutters (which you could use the end of your piping nozzle instead). They do help, but you don’t always need lots of cutters and veiner to make a really pretty cupcake.
The biggest tip I can give when making these flowers is to be very gentle. Fondant when rolled thin can be very fragile and tear really easily, so don’t try and go too thin. Different fondants also might work slightly differently. For these I used Renshaw, but if you live somewhere hot then a fondant with more of an elastic texture might work better. Also don’t be afraid to use corn flour if your fondant is sticking. Add a thin dusting over your work surface and hands if your fondant is getting too hot. Also fondant in hot and humid weather can take a little longer to set and hold its shape, so try and keep them in a cool place until you’re ready to add them onto your cupcakes.
The cupcakes were finished of with a swirl of American buttercream using the 6B piping tip. I really like the contrast between quite a modern swirl with lots of texture and traditional looking flowers.
Make them for Mothers Day
For Mother’s Day why not combine your cupcakes with a little ‘Mum’ plaque. For this I used the SweetStamp Cookie small letter set. You can still get 10% off across the Sweet Stamp website sweetstamp.online by entering the code ‘CAKESBYLYNZ’ at the checkout!
If you want any of the recipes, including my vanilla cupcakes and american buttercream I used in this tutorial you can find all the recipes here.
I really hope you like the cupcakes and find the tutorial useful. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel where you will find more cupcake decorating video tutorials!
Tools I Used
I have also put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
6B piping tip: https://amzn.to/3ggxtSP
Rose Cutters by FMM (similar): https://amzn.to/2qg39z5
Piping bags I use: http://amzn.to/2xqeDlM
Raspberry Colour Splash: https://amzn.to/2XSvYF2
Violet Colour Splash: https://amzn.to/30fm7ZF
Renshaw Fondant (White): https://amzn.to/2W8s2N5
Modelling tools: https://amzn.to/373YHte
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (cream): https://amzn.to/3pecqUD
Water Brush: https://amzn.to/379B2Yn
Wire (similar): https://amzn.to/2ydknkN
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