Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share with you my attempt at cupcake making. Actually, the cupcake is pre-made thanks to a chocolate cake mix. For me, decorating the cupcake is the fun part.
To achieve the "Rose Swirl" effect, you will need a piping bag and a 1M or 2D tip. Starting at on a 90 degree angle, from the middle, pipe down and then around in a circle until you reach the outer edge. When you get close to the outer edge, ease up on the frosting and pull up on the piping bag. To get the two toned color on the frosting, paint strips inside your piping bag with food coloring with your outside desired color (pink in this case). Then line your bag with your second toned frosting. As you can see, I haven't perfected the rose swirl effect quite yet. It sure is fun to practice though.