In this super simple minute video, I’m going to demonstrate how to pipe perfect buttercream ribbon roses onto cupcakes!
This technique is a great one for all skill levels of cake decorating and is so quick and easy.
I love all styles of buttercream roses, but this buttercream rose with it’s continuous spiral feels whimsical and fun. You can vary the look the rose dramatically by the angle of your piping tip.
For a true spiral look, simply keep your piping tip perpendicular to the surface of the cupcake (or cake). For a more open look to your petals, rock the petal tip back a bit to a 45 degree angle.
You can also create ruffled petals by moving the tip back and forth or up and down as go. So many options!
Your buttercream of choice. We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe.
Colors: We used Wilton Rose
Piping Tips: We used a 12 for the base frosting, and a 104 petal tip for the roses.
**When making flower cupcakes, I often include various types of flowers in the same color scheme for interest. However if you have a turntable and are making many of these ribbon roses, you may find it helpful to place the cupcake on the turntable as you pipe. Lots of spinning with this design! ;0) xo
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This free tutorial will show you how to cover a cake in a blanket of ribbon roses! So pretty!
If you’re interested in more buttercream flower techniques as well as a sweet bouquet design, find our free blog tutorial here!: Cupcake Bouquet Tutorial
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