How to Make a Chrysanthemum Flower out of Frosting

Learn how to make chrysanthemum flowers out of frosting in this Howcast food video with expert Liz Sutton.

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Sutton. I’m one of the head decorators hear at Amanda Oakleaf cakes. I really enjoy working here and being a decorator, more specifically cupcake decorator. You can come visit us at our store front. It’s at 1 Pauline Street in Winthrop, Massachusetts. And you can also visit out website at oakleafcakes.com. And today I’m going to be talking to you about cupcake decorating. So I’m gonna be showing you how to make a Chrysanthemum cupcake topper. So a pretty simple flower. So I’m using a leaf tip. This one happens to be number sixty seven but you can use really any leaf tip that you want to use. So you’re gonna wanna hold it so that your leaf tip is horizontal. Start in the middle and just make, start branching the leaves out. Now you’re gonna wanna use even pressure until you get to the end of the leaf. And then you’re gonna wanna stop and pull away and that makes a nice little point at the end of your leaf. You wanna just keep making circles of leaves. Don’t worry if they’re not all perfect, nothing is. I’m using blue frosting but you can really use any kind of frosting that you want. I think lighter colors show off the flower better. Now to finish it off you just kinda wanna clean up the edges. Go around the edge one time. Again using even pressure. So when your done making the leaves of the petal of the flower it’s gonna wanna look like this. And to finish that off your gonna wanna take a round tip of any kind of frosting color that you like, I’m using white right now and just make a circle in the center so that it’s the middle of your flower. And in the end what you get is a Chrysanthemum.