My first attempt at decorating rose cupcakes. I tried to make a petal shaper out of cardboard but it failed so I cut the corner off a sandwich bag and used it for piping, holding the end between two fingers so that it formed the triangle required. The petals came out a bit fat but looked pretty. Definitely to be tried again but with real piping equipment.Make a cone shape in the middle of the cake then make petals individually in an up and down motion. I tried two favours of icing- rose and peppermint. the rose was really tasty but the peppermint needed more sugar. They took a LOT of butter icing and were quite large by the end. Probably better for my arteries to decorate fairy cakes.Rose icing (in light pink)
200g icing sugar
2 capfuls rose essence
loads of food coloringPeppermint icing (red)
2 small capful peppermint flavouring
masses of food colouring- red is a difficult colourCupcakes: 2, 4, 4, 4 + vanilla sponge recipe
You rip what you sew!