Floral cupcake decorating ideas need not be difficult. People often feel that floral themed decoration on cupcakes or even cookies are time consuming and require a more advanced level of decorating skill set.
But that need not be the case at all. Well, at least for me. I love cake and cupcake decorating, but the amount of time I put into any project would really depend on the occasion the these goodies are made for (only when I am baking on a personal account. Its different when I bake for customers, the decision on the design would depend on my customers and their budget).
For instance, if I am baking and decorating a cake or cupcakes of a picnic or simple tea get together with family, I would prefer a simpler and less time consuming decorating ideas because I know we are there more for eating and having a good time as compared to a birthday party or a baby shower party where the intention is to celebrate someone, and therefore I don’t mind putting in for time for the person we are celebrating for, to make him or her feel special and appreciated.
So, here are a few easy floral cupcake decorating ideas I have created before. I personally like floral themed decorations, so I have a tendency to choose this theme more than others when I am decorating without any special requests from anyone.
Easy Floral Cupcake Decorating Ideas – How To
These cupcakes were decorated with a few different types of floral. If you can see, most of these are often used as filler flowers. This means they are normally not the main floral on a cake or cupcakes but are rather used to complement the main flowers.
I always have these filler floral on hand, either left overs for another cake or cupcake project or extras that I normally make in advance to use for rush orders.
These are a list of flowers that went onto these cupcakes and a little description on how I made them:
- Mini daisies and large daisies – these were cut out of fondant with daisy flower petal cutters. The centers are yellow dots of royal icing. I let these flowers set in a painting palette. The curved bottom of the palette set the flowers into a natural bloom.
- Pink 5 petals flower – these are piped royal icing flowers and were extras from a wedding cake order. The flowers are piped using Wilton rose petal tip. The centers are royal icing in dark shade of pink.
- Mini 5 petals pink and magenta flowers with centers – these are the easiest. They are cut out from fondant with plunger cutters. The cutters come in a set of about 5 cutters of same flower design but in different sizes.
Here is how I made the floral cupcakes:
- The cupcakes are baked using my butter pound cake recipe. I baked them in silver cupcake liners. The cupcakes turned out only slightly domed and it was exactly how I wanted them to be.
- The frosting for the cupcakes is none other than my buttercream. I tinted the buttercream in Wilton Moss Green for one part. The other part was left at its original ivory shade.
- Assembling the floral cupcakes was fairly easy. I tried to create different sets of floral designs. The first set was a combination of the pink royal icing flowers and mini daisies. I balanced the size of the larger pink flowers and mini daisies by having a few daisies grouped together on a single cupcake compared to the pink flowers which were placed individually on each cupcake.
- The second set had a combination of all the mini flowers, i.e. the mini daisies and mini 5 petal flowers. I mixed and matched the flowers so that each cupcake had a balance of all the colors of the flowers.
- For the third floral set, I tried having one large flower and one mini flower on each cupcake. So I had a set of large and mini daisies on some cupcakes while the others cupcakes had the pink royal icing flower and mini 5 petals flower.
- These flowers were set on ivory buttercream covered cupcakes. I also added a buttercream leaf for the pink royal icing flower to give the floral cupcakes a touch of the color green in its decoration.
And that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this easy floral cupcake decorating idea.
Thank you for reading 🙂