Pretty in Pink

Roses seem to be one of my favourite things at the moment, as I’m sure you can tell from last week’s post. I shall apologise in advance if flowers aren’t your thing, as this post is all about pretty pink roses.

Knowing my workmate was getting a bunch of beautiful pink roses delivered on her birthday, I decided matching cupcakes were in order for our office morning tea. Without the luxury of a day off to decorate these cupcakes had to be a lot simpler than the ones I shared with you last week – but thanks to my rather high standards they had to also look just as pretty. In a flash of inspiration I decided to recreate my usual roses on a larger scale. Quite a bit larger in fact, with each flower filling an entire cupcake.

As usual I iced the cupcakes using my favourite buttercream icing, though this time I added a bit of Vanilla to give it a little more flavour. Despite looking rather complicated each one took under two minutes to complete and can be created using a single decorating tip. Wilton’s #104 in case you’re wondering. I’m rather pleased with how these little cakes turned out – especially given they were a mid-week dash – and have some plans to do something slightly exciting with them sometime soon.

Take a look at the photos below and see what you think of these little rose cakes. If you want to give these a go yourself just say the word – if enough of you are interested I’ll happily post a tutorial in coming weeks.

Update: Want to make these yourself? Then click here to see my very first decorating tutorial!

I’ve also entered this (a little belated) into this month’s round of Sweet New Zealand – a monthly blogging event connecting Kiwi food bloggers and sharing their creations. Such a great idea! This month’s round is hosted by Sue at Couscous & Consciousness – head over and check out her great blog.

Kirsten
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8 Responses to "Pretty in Pink"

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  1. kevin :)

    August 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    OMG SO YUMMMY!!!!

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  2. Shannon

    August 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Tutorial please!!

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  3. Beckie

    August 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    These look phenomenal! Definite tutorial please xx

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  4. Joy Lake

    August 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Those are beautiful Kirsten! Oh my word, can’t get over how much they look like real roses. I love the light colors you used for the icing too.

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  5. Couscous & Consciousness

    October 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I have just three words to say to you … THOSE . LOOK . INCREDIBLE!! Truly they look so beautiful. I can’t wait to check out your tutorial, though truthfully I don’t think that even with all the help in the world I would ever be able to create anything so lovely.

    Thanks so much for sharing with Sweet New Zealand this month, and what a pleasure to discover your blog – one of the joys of this event.

    Sue :-)

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    • KirstenM

      October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you very much, you’re so kind. I’m sure you’d be able to make some just as pretty – they’ve a lot easier than they look! Yeah, Sweet NZ is such a good idea! I’m looking forward to trawling through everyone’s posts over the weekend.

      Kirsten
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  6. Alessandra

    October 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you for your delicious entry for Sweet NZ, love the roses, I love cupcakes and I tried to make the roses but I need to get the right petal tip: at present I only have the long flat one one with the strips on one side and the petals come out with stripes in the inside… not so smart :-) .

    Ciao
    A.

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  7. Zo Zhou

    October 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    This looks so cool! Really glad I discovered your blog through Sweet NZ too :) You have done these beautifully – my roses always tend to turn out looking like cabbages, even when I’m just drawing them hehe. Your tutorial makes it look so easy though! Thanks and look forward to following!

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