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Cupcakes adorned with frosting shaped like gorgeous hydrangea flowers that look so real, you have to do a double-take. Don’t they look fantastic?!
Learn how to decorate these most amazing cupcakes for an upcoming Spring party from Gloria, the creator of these decorative flowers in creamy, two-tone frosting. I perused both her frosting recipe and her technique on how she made the actual flowers, and oh my goodness, it’s actually really easy! Who would have thought that?!
Glorious Cupcakes with Hydrangea Flower Frosting
by Gloria’s from Glorious Treats
Photo credit : Gloria
To adorn your cupcakes with these glorious Hydrangea Flowers, you really do not need much: just the right tool!
- In essence, you will need this handy piece: a Wilton large closed star 2D tip. Or, …
- (Click here for the Wilton Master Tip Set that I’ve been eye-ing for some time; a Mothers day gift perhaps..??)
- Of course, you will need a piping bag, e.g. this Wilton 10“ (or larger) Featherweight Piping Bag is good.
- As well, you will need Wilton Certified-Kosher Icing Colors
How to Make Colored Frosting Flowers
This is where Glory sets herself apart from the pack. She colored half of the frosting blue, and the other half purple. Genial.
Gloria uses your basic American-style buttercream recipe (i.e. butter, powdered sugar, milk), but with the added ingredients of a cup of cream cheese, a teaspoon vanilla extract, and just a less than a table spoon of cream so that the frosting stays nice and firm. She also makes sure the frosting is cold, not room temperature so that the shapes stay nice.
Ode to Gloria
Gloria is wife, mother, baker, crafter, photographer, floral designer, and party planner. I love Gloria’s write-up of herself, as you can see that her whole being is represented in her culinary work here.
I recommend Wilton’s Cake Decorating Basics DVD. Besides selling you all the supplies you’d need, Wilton’s also have professional cake decorating classes but who has time for that if you can learn it from this handy DVD.
It shows you the basics techniques and, filled with helpful tips, it actually all you need to know about cake decorating.
The video segments are easy to understand and short, i.e. user friendly to watch. The DVD comes with a nice booklet which summarizes the main points.