Friday, February 10, 2012

The Rose Swirl Cupcake

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. 

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17 comments:

  1. Wow. This is impressive. And so lovely.

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  2. Oh your roses are so pretty. I have tried & tried to pipe cakes & cupcakse with intricate designs like that and they never look as pretty as yours. I love to play around with decorating cakes & cupcakes though. I'll be sure to give your instructions a try next time - thus far I've just winged it. maybe that's been my problem...

    Thanks doll! Hope you have a terrific Valentine's weekend!

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  3. You have TOO perfected it. It's lovely!

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  4. Mary - Thanks! I'm not baker, but decorating cupcakes is FUN:)

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  5. Maggie - You are very sweet. After watching many videos on Youtube on cupcake decorating, I started to figure it out.

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  6. Ally - After many failed attempts, I realized you have to have a pastry bag and the right tip. Technique is important as well. As my husband says, "you got to have the right tools for the job" - Such a MAN thing to say, ha! Hope you and your hubby have a great V-day weekend as well.

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  7. i'm so impressed - they look awesome! i've never tried the rose swirl design but i've seen them on lots of blogs - will definitely have to give it a try soon. nicely done, friend!

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  8. I think they came out gorgeous...I'm impressed! Love cupcakes, but leave making them to bakeries! I've been meaning to ask...are you interested in meeting to chat about blogs, etc. at Central Market one Saturday soon?

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  9. Amy - Thanks! Like you, I've seen many rose swirl cupcakes before. The prettiest one I saw was a cake with red roses swirled on it... Gorgeous!!

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  10. Wendy - I appreciate the comment. I can so relate about leaving the baking to the bakeries. I would love to meet you at CM. Just let me know what Saturday and time works best for you. My email if you don't have it is: steph-kw@satx.rr.com.

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  11. Wow, you have a great technique on these, I just love the two tone petals!

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  12. Sue - Many thanks. I wish the picture quality was clearer, but oh well. They were still fun to eat;)

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  13. I've always had "piping bag issues" so i avoid them at all costs and just do a "rustic swirl" when I decorate cupcakes. But yours look so pretty and perfect - making me want to get over my "issues". Happy V-Day!

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  14. Renee - I completely understand. I had a piping bag blow out before. I think cupcakes look pretty however they are decorated. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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  15. Wow--those are beautiful! Roses have been my flower obsession since I was a kid. I'm making cupcakes for the Singles Awareness Party I'm going to on the 14th…wish they could look as good as those! - Eva

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  16. mesaamesa - I appreciate the kind comment. My hubby likes the ones that are not "blog worthy" because he gets to eat them;) Loved your Celebrating the Chinese Year Post.

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  17. These cupcakes look beautiful - I love the flavours and cute presentation :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Rich Sticky Date Pudding w/ Butterscotch Sauce

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