Buttercream Ribbon Rose Cupcakes

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In this quick and easy cupcake tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make pretty ribbon rose cupcakes!

These would be perfect for so many occasions, from birthdays to baby showers and more!

If you are new to buttercream flowers, ribbon roses are a great place to start!

Learn to pipe beautiful buttercream ribbon roses onto cupcakes in this quick MyCakeSchool.com free cake video!


I love all styles of buttercream roses, but this buttercream ribbon rose with its 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!

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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


If you enjoyed this buttercream ribbon rose cupcake tutorial, don't miss our Buttercream Ribbon Roses Heart Cake-Free Video!

This free tutorial will show you how to cover a cake in a blanket of ribbon roses! So pretty!

Romantic Buttercream Ribbon Roses Heart Cake Tutorial by My Cake School! The free version of this cake tutorial is available in our blog!


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 

Learn how to make a beautiful bouquet of buttercream flowers in this MyCakeSchool.com free cake tutorial!


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Learn how to make beautiful buttercream ribbon rose cupcakes in this FREE Cake Video by MyCakeSchool.com


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  1. Hi Patricia-- You can use a small spatula to spread pink buttercream on one side of the piping bag, and white buttercream on the other side of the bag. Then twist the end of the bag as usual and squeeze until both colors flow from the piping tip.

  2. Thank you once again for a great 1 minute video. I'm looking forward to trying this technique. You made it look so easy! :)

  3. Why do you put a base coat down? If your piping like that it seems that you will be covering up any bare cake spots.