Learn how to make Hydrangea cupcakes in this tutorial! These beautiful flower cupcakes are easier to make than you think. Watch the video to learn how.
Oh hello pretty cupcake. How do you do? Spring has sprung. So I thought why not celebrate with a pretty little cupcake with flowers on top? Now I know when it comes to making pretty buttercream flower cupcakes it can be well intimidating. But let me put you at ease with these hydrangea cupcakes. They really are easy to make. No really, I promise you 😉
After trying my hand at using Russian Flower Tips, I wanted to make more buttercream flower cupcakes. These hydrangea cupcakes are made using a closed star tip like this one here. Now you can keep it simple and stick to one colored frosting. But for me these pretty hydrangea cupcakes wouldn’t be complete unless there were two colors. To learn how to make multi-colored frosting, check out this post. Of course if you’re a buttercream cupcake newbie, then maybe one is the place to start. I liked using the traditional hydrangea colors of blues and purples with a bit of white mixed in.
I made these hydrangea cupcakes using my perfect vanilla cupcakes. But my new easy vanilla cupcake recipe is also a great alternative! I also stuck with using my favorite vanilla buttercream. You could also try switching things up and using a Swiss meringue buttercream, Italian, French, German buttercream, or Ermine (flour) icing .
Once you have filled your piping bag with the colors you want, it’s time to pipe these beautiful flowers on. For these cupcakes I used an Wilton 2D closed star tip. And it’s honestly as easy as squeeze and pull up on the piping bag and release. Just go ahead and fill in the top of your cupcake with hydrangeas all around. I liked creating two layers for a bit of dramatic height on these. But you can stick with just layer of flowers around.
If you’re new to making and decorating cupcakes then check out these posts to get you started:
- Cupcakes Sinking In The Middle
- 6 Cupcake Decorating Supplies You Need To Decorate Like A Pro
- Ultimate Guide To Baking Cupcakes At Home
- Ultimate Guide To Making The Best Buttercream Icing
- Ultimate Guide To Decorating Cupcakes For Beginners
- Cupcakes 101: 10 Tips To Bake Perfect Cupcakes (Life As A Strawberry)
- How To Bake Perfect Cupcakes (Handle The Heat)
- 10 Tips For Baking The BEST cupcakes (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
So grab a piping bag and let’s make some pretty hydrangea cupcakes to celebrate that Spring is here!
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