Watch this week’s episode of Project Cupcake, and join Zoe Clark, instructor of Craftsy’s online class Elegant Lace Cakes, to make a sweet and sunny floral cupcake! Learn how to combine buttercream and gel color for lovely edible petals, and use gum paste and a veiner for lifelike leaves! This treat is almost too pretty to eat — almost!
See how the sunflower cupcake is made here:
Then, make your own!
Materials you’ll need:
- Chocolate and vanilla buttercream
- Yellow and red gel color
- Two piping bags
- Parchment cone
- Circle cutter
- Green gum paste
- Leaf cutter
- Chocolate sprinkles
Ice cupcake with chocolate buttercream.
Add yellow gel coloring to two separate bowls of vanilla buttercream. Add a small dollop of red gel to one bowl, and mix to create orange icing.
Fill two piping bags: one with yellow icing and one with orange icing.
Pipe a line of orange icing down the inside of a parchment cone, then fill with yellow.
Fold over back end of parchment cone and cut triangle in tip for “leaf tip.”
Use a circle cutter to mark a circle on the top of your iced cupcake. Then, use your filled parchment cone to add three layers of yellow orange petals around the outside of the circle.
Roll out green gum paste with a dowel and use leaf cutter to cut leaves.
Use veiner to add texture to gum paste leaves. Then set aside to dry.
Use a spoon to add chocolate sprinkles to the middle of your sunflower cupcake.
Place dried gum paste leaves around icing petals for finishing touch. Enjoy!
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