Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rose Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Pink Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar plus 1/3 more for egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature
  • Red gel food coloring
  1. Pre-heat oven to 160º C (325º F). Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder
  3. Cream over a big  bowl in low speed butter and 1 1/3 sugar, until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla and mix
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating with milk and  mixing in medium speed in between each addition
  5. Add red food coloring, bit by bit, until reaching desired color. Remember the color will be more intense after a few minutes
  6. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites in high speed until foamy, for about 2 minutes; then start adding the sugar gradually, and keep beating until soft peaks form, about 2 more minutes. Fold them gently into batter mixture 
  7. Fill cupcake papers 3/4 cup with batter
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth-pick inserted in the middle comes out clean

Pink Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Red food coloring
  1. Beat butter for 3 minutes in medium speed. Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated with butter. Add salt, vanilla extract and milk and beat in medium speed for 3 minutes
  2. Add food coloring, one drop at a time, until reaching desired color
  3. If you want to make the same roses I did, here's a very illustrating video from Martha Stewart with instructions of how to do it with a decorating tip number 104, though I did it directly on the cupcake
  4. If you are inexperienced and would like an easier rose, use a Wilton large closed star 2D tip, pipe the buttercream into the cupcakes starting in the center, piping in a circular motion toward the outside. Here's a video


  1. they look stunning, I especially like how the icing matches the sponge, it looks great in the bite shot

  2. How pretty! These would be so great for a wedding cake table!

  3. Wow, those look so much like real roses!

  4. How lovely! They look too pretty to eat and I love the color of the frosting. I'm bookmarking this recipe and hope to try it out sometime soon!

  5. Oh my goodness! How beautiful! wish I could make rose cupcakes like that, lol.

  6. Wow so so so pretty! You're a rockstar! And your jewelry is amazing!

  7. Stunning! These are absolutely amazing.

  8. Oh my, these are the most gorgeous rose cupcakes I have ever seen! Well done!