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How to Decorate Cupcakes for Mother's Day

Learn how to make Mother's Day cupcakes from the experts at Butter Lane Bakery in this Howcast food video.


So I'm going to show you how to make really fun and easy Mother's Day cupcakes. My mom likes to get flowers on Mother's Day, so I'm going to show you how to make sunflowers on your cupcakes.

I already have my green bag and my yellow bag, and I'm going to show you how to color butter cream. I'm going to need some brown for the center of my flower. All you're going to do, in a bowl with your white vanilla butter cream and a rubber spatula, is to drop in the color one drop at a time. You want to start with one at a time so you can get the color you need, because you can't take color out. Just mix that really well. This is still looking a little light so I'm going to add some more brown - about four drops. Mix that really well. I can get a really good arm workout.

Okay. So, I like this color, and you'll know it's done when you don't see any mismatched coloring, no more white, a nice uniform color. Then I'm going to take our empty pastry bag with a small star tip and fill it.

I'm going to start with the center of our sunflower. I'm going to start right at the dead center of our cupcake, hover a little bit over the cupcake, and make a swirl. Just keep going. Make it so that it's flat. You don't want any peaks or anything. Right to the end.

Then we're going to take our green butter cream with our leaf tip which has two prongs like this. You're going to hold it so that it's vertical so when you hold it to the side it looks like a little mouth. At the ends you're going to pipe little green leaves. Just short bursts of pressure, and pull it away fast so you get those really nice peaks at the end. Do that all the way around. Try to make them the same size, but if they're not, that's okay.

So, those are our leaves for a sunflower. Then I'm going to take our yellow butter cream with the same leaf tip, holding it the same way, and just overlapping on our green. Make these a little bit bigger because these are our petals. Do the same thing. Just go all the way around. I'm letting this hand do all the work by turning it, and this just stays still and applies pressure.

That's one layer. I like to do two layers, so do the same exact thing all the way around overlapping our last layer. And there we have our sunflower.

I like to do a bunch of these and put them all together and give them to my mom so it looks like a nice bouquet of flowers. And who doesn't like an edible bouquet of flowers.

So that's how you make easy Mother's Day cupcakes.

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