how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

Don’t you just want one?

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.

Rose Vanilla Bean Cupcakes:

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

The rose cupcakes smell like freshly cut roses!

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

Place two different colours, side by side, in the piping bag for a playoff effect!

Piping Roses and Swirls:

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

The open star tip is extremely versatile. You can pipe a large shell border plus much more!

Equipment:

  • 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

Materials:

  • Italian buttercream
  • Lemon yellow food paste,CM
  • 1- recipe Rose Vanilla Cupcakes, above

Colour your buttercream yellow and prepare your mise en place.

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

Open star tip/nozzle 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.

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

Within a matter of minutes you have two witty designs of buttercream decorated cupcakes

Enjoy!

how to pipe buttercream roses tutorial

Voila!