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Beautiful flower cupcakes

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Cupcakes that look like lush flowers

As gorgeous as real flowers are, they can die in as quick as a day! Save your pennies on an arrangement and have something tastier as a centerpiece with these multicolored cupcakes.

Beautiful flower cupcakes

These incredible cupcakes only look complex. In fact, they couldn't be easier to make. All you need is your favorite cupcake recipe, buttercream and a piping bag. These cupcakes are perfect for spring bridal showers, weddings and birthday parties. (Although we are fans of just indulging in them any day of the week!)

Beautiful flower cupcake recipe

Inspired by Glorious Treats

Yields 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Dash of salt

For the frosting: 

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • Red and blue food coloring
1

Make  & cool cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all of the ingredients together until creamy (no lumps).

Beautiful flower cupcakes

Beautiful flower cupcakes

Beautiful flower cupcakes

Pour mixture into a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. Bake for about 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Beautiful flower cupcakes

2

Make frosting and pipe

Mix the butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Separate the two batches. Add red and blue to one batch to make a purple and add blue to the other to make a light blue. Stuff the frosting into piping bags and then pipe "petals" using the star or flower-shaped Wilton tip.

Beautiful flower cupcakes

Repeat with the blue. If you want a multicolored flower bouquet, pipe a few purple and then a few blue and repeat until the cupcake is topped.

Beautiful flower cupcakes

Beautiful flower cupcakes

3

Eat and enjoy!

Beautiful flower cupcakes

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