With the playoff games tomorrow, being from Denver, and a Payton Manning fan we are having a small get together. Everyone loves my rose buttercream cupcakes piped on my rose flavored cupcakes. It might be the rose liqueur. I thought I would share a short tutorial on using the Wilton 1M piping tip/nozzle. I prefer the roses, but the guys tend to eat the swirls first (there is more frosting)!
Go Broncos..unless your a Patriot’s fan.
Piping Roses and Swirls:
- Wilton 1M, Sterntüllen Grössen 11, B Prince Open Star Pastry, ateco 847, or Matfer Bourgeat S/S Star Shapes Pastry Tips (either of these tips will give you both results)
- 1- medium pastry bags
- Italian buttercream
- Lemon yellow food paste,CM
- 1- recipe Rose Vanilla Cupcakes, above
Colour your buttercream yellow and prepare your mise en place.
Color the buttercream after it is made, choose a color of your choice, add 2 drops at a time to achieve desired color. We have a few Patriots fans joining us, therefore I chose yellow (neither team colours have yellow)! The cupcakes are neutral!
The Bronco’ s colours: Orange and Blue.
Patriots colours: Blue, Silver, Red and White.
Create a Swirl Effect:
Prepare your pastry bag with tip/tube and coupler if needed and place the buttercream in a pastry bag.
To create a swirl start on the outer edge of the cupcake/mini cake, holding the piping bag at a 90 degree angle, and turn clockwise. Work inward towards the middle, keeping even pressure. When you and the tip/tube reach the centre release pressure and gently lift.
Create a Rose or Rosette Effect:
To create a rose/ rosette on the cupcakes/mini cakes have your piping bag prepared with desired color. Place the tip/tube in the centre of the cupcake/mini cake, holding the piping bag at a 90 degree angle, and turn clockwise working toward the outer edge, keeping even pressure. When you and the tip/tube create the last swirl of the rosette release pressure and gently pull the tip/tube away.
Both effects produce an incredible design; however completely different.
It would be brilliant to colour your buttercream with your favorite team colours, I didn’t want to have a war of cupcake team colours.