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.