Hydrangea Cupcakes Recipe: Learn Howto Make Flower Frosting

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Hydrangea Cupcakes Recipe & Pinterest Eyecandy below!

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?!

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Glorious Hydrangea Cupcakes Recipe for Flower Frosting
by Gloria’s from Glorious Treats


Photo credit : Gloria



What You Need to Make Hydrangea Frosting Flowers wilton_cake_decorating_tip

To adorn your cupcakes with these glorious Hydrangea Flowers, you really do not need much: just the right tool!



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.




Want to Learn How To Make Beautifully Decorated Cupcakes Too?wilton_cake_decorating_basics

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.


  1. Those are so beautiful! Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower. I must try these. I am not good when it comes to icing anything but these are great instructions. Maybe even I can do this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful! I love these!
    Would love if you stopped by my party happening now to link up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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