CAKE CLUB | HOW TO PIPE BUTTERCREAM ROSES IN 3 SECONDS

Buttercream or piped roses look stunning but they are actually so easy to do and literally take seconds to pipe. So in this week’s Cake Club post I’m going to show you how to pipe buttercream roses in 3 seconds.

You will need:

  • a piping bag
  • Wilton 1M tip is my favourite
  • simple buttercream which is basically twice the amount of icing sugar to real butter, don’t use margarine it’s far too soft, then whip it up in an electric mixer. I normally use around 200g butter & 400g icing sugar, plus a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • food colouring if you like
  • yummy cupcakes to decorate

It might take a little practice first so instead of piping straight onto the cupcakes, practice on a plate instead then you can just scrape the buttercream back into your bowl & pipe the cupcakes when you’re feeling more confident.

  1. Make sure you hold the piping bag completely upright, you don’t want it at an angle otherwise it you just won’t get the full rose effect
  2. Squeeze a little buttercream into the centre of the cupcake to form the middle of the rose
  3. Then gently move your hand around the cupcake keeping the piping bag upright at all time & applying an even pressure
  4. stop squeezing the bag before you pull away from the cupcake otherwise you’ll get a little trail of icing
  5. Place a little cupcake topper on the finishing point just to tidy it up, for these wedding cupcakes I used little handmade hearts to pull the whole ombre cupcake tower together

Sorry the video isn’t all fancy & filmed in portrait, I’m just starting out on YouTube, I promise I’ll do better next time 🙂

What do you think, is this easy to follow? Will you be trying it out on your next cupcakes?

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18 Comments

  1. July 4, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    These look totally gorgeous! I’m not sure I would be able to pull this off even with your fab instructions, but I’m going to pin it and have a go for my little girls birthday next year 🙂 x #TheList

  2. July 5, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    My piping is pretty dodgy and you make this look easy so I’ll have to give it a try next time I make cupcakes.

  3. July 7, 2015 / 11:23 am

    What a fab post, I avoid piping of any kind but your video has given me confidence to have a go. Might have to wait for some cooler weather, too hot in my Kitchen Shed for buttercream. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #tastytuesdays
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  4. July 7, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    I am so rubbish at decorating cupcakes so this is really useful! A proper icing kit and nozzle would probably be helpful – yours look amazing #tastytuesday
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    • July 25, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks so much Vicki, I’ve been working my little butt off on my blog recently 😉
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  5. July 10, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    I’m terrible at piping but I do know that I don’t stop piping before I pull away so I will try to do this when I try it again.
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