‘What’s with my cupcakes recipe obsession???!!! ‘- You might ask. No, I am not all of a sudden developing a sweet tooth. I’m preparing a birthday party and the cake has to have something pink.
I think my friend will prefer to get the whimsical swimming Pigs in mud Kitkat cake. I, on the contrary, love these romantically sweet Dahlia cupcakes. That is: I prefer the look of them as I don’t really eat cupcakes. Maybe that’s why I admire that pretty floral icing. I’m not going to mess it up but just look at it. Having said this, this icing coloring is so naturally peach, that I might even dare to try a taste …
Dalia Cupcakes Recipe
photo credit: Robin ~ Bird on a Cake.
BTW. Did you see the hydrangeas cupcakes that I posted last year? Also out of this world, so beautiful!
Cupcakes & Mothers Day
These Dahlia flower cupcakes looked so pretty, I just wanted to show you.
Quick 1,2,3 How-to Make Dahlia Cupcakes
And if you want to make these Dahlia cupcakes, then hop over to the ‘Bird on a Cake’- blog., where you’ll find the complete recipe. Robin will tell you all! She’s quite the expert. She wrote tutorials for half a dozen of cake designs, if not more.
But, in short then, to pipe this kind of flowers, you’ll need a Wilton Decorating Petal Icing Tip #104 and make a series of U-shapes starting at the cake center, going all around. Do 2 layers and place the pearls in the center. Done. Robin will tell you the rest.
Now, regarding the difficulty of making the cupcake icing: these Dahlia petals appear to be a lot easier to make than the 2-tone hydrangeas flower petals, which uses another piping tip altogether, the Wilton large closed star 2D tip.
If you are into playing with icing, perhaps ‘someone’ give you a personalized Amazon Mothers Day Gift Card. Then, you could choose Wilton’s Master Tip Set as your Mothers day gift. While you are at the site, look at this too:
- You will need a piping bag, e.g. this Wilton 10“ (or larger) Featherweight Piping Bag. Great bag! If you don’t have one yet, get this one.
- As well, Wilton makes Certified-Kosher Icing Colors. Now those are pretty colors and it looks to me these are a bit healthier than the supermarket variety of food coloring.
* BTW Amazon gift cards have come a lonnnggg way. You can now get an email card, Facebook card, you can upload your own photo onto the card, etc. etc. It’s a 100% personalized gift now, and a perfect last minute gift idea for mom, as they sell everything these days at Amazon, from stunning dresses to diamonds to well… Wilton piping tips … and books and kindle accessories.. etc. Worth looking into if you haven’t yet. Comes with free printable gift greeting card.