Buttercream Hydrangeas – looks complicated , but are super simple to pipe . Get your cakes/ cupcakes decorated in minutes with this quick tutorial .
I am a floral kinda person. Flowers make me happy 🙂 Fresh or artificial ones , I love them both and hydrangeas are one of my favorites . They are way too gorgeous . The way they are bunched up in clusters with beautiful , pinks , blues , purples – I can gaze them all day long.
So this time when I baked these super moist vanilla cupcakes- (you can find its recipe here). I thought why not frost them quickly – nothing elaborate and time consuming.
Best part of piping flowers is that they are so easy peasy yet they look so impressive and beautiful , people might think you have spent hours making these beauties.
The cupcakes below were made last year .
These ones are made using this fabulous eggless and decadent chocolate cupcake recipe ( click here for the recipe )
perfect for beginners
super quick and easy
beautiful and impressive
I have used Wilton 2 D tip which is a closed star tip to make these beautiful Hydrangeas and the same nozzle /tip to quick frost a rose swirl – as my son demanded for a rose 🙂
I have used this simple classic and creamy buttercream recipe ( click here for the recipe )
Step by Step how to pipe Buttercream Hydrangeas
I have used americolor gel colors violet and teal. You can use any colors.
- Set up the piping bag with close star tip / wilton 2d tip
- Fill in the piping bag with color you want on the outside – i have picked violet
- Just press the bag flat so that the violet frosting is spread evenly
4. Open up the bag and you will find violet frosting sticking on the sides .
Now scoop in the other color in the center . I have used teal as the center shade. This step is not there in the picture.
5. Now squeeze some frosting in the bowl until you see two tone colors piped out.
6. Now you are all set to pipe the cupcakes. Start piping outer circle first . Keep the icing bag at 90 degree angle to the cupcake and squeeze the frosting to form a star kinda petal , gently release the pressure.
7. Complete the outer circumference first then proceed inwards.
8. Keep piping stars in drop down and release motion in an imaginary circle.
9. All petals are not the same so just keep piping confidently and fill in any empty spaces.
10. Viola , you are done.
Anyone care to pick up a cupcake from the platter 🙂
Have fun with your own color combinations
Suggested ones are-
Pinks and whites
lemons and white
pinks and purple
peach and cream
Packed some for friends too.
They are so simple that you can even involve your kids in making them . If you happen to make them do click pictures and send it to me as a message on my fb page carveyourcraving so that I can publish it here.
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Happy decorating !!
Hi..loved ur cupcakes icing..will try it soon
Can u tell me instead of wilton 2 d nozzle can we use local ones?
Will they also give rosettes like wilton 2d nozzles does?
I want to try Rossette but as wilton is not easily available here ..
Any medium size close star tip will mimic 2 D and open star will mimic 1 M tip. Thanks .
I would like to start icing . I have tried your eggless chocolate cake and ganache recipe. Came out perfect.
I stay in Delhi, India. What kind of piping bag and nozzles do I pick and from where?Please guide.
I am glad the recipes worked for you as well. I will soon be doing a post on baking basics. But start with disposable piping bags and a open star tip, close star tip and a big round tip . No idea about Delhi , but Arife online is something I know in India. And you may ask the cookware stores around .
U make recipes so easy Khushboo.. Loved it.. Will try out all these soon??
Thanks Inshiya 🙂
Very very nicely explained. I will try surely. All your recipes are very good…just tried to bake chocolate cupcakes and came out perfect. Thanks:)
Thank you Maitri , yeah do try.
Amazing! Hope mine are as pretty as yours ?
of course it will be .
hi khushboo i have whipped cream bought few days back.. how to use it..
Many ways , what do you have in mind dessert or something else
Could u please share d recipe of ur modeling chocolate as well ? Thank u
Krishya I will be doing extensive posts on modeling chocolate in coming months , but its a standard process that you can look up online
Beauty in simplicity 🙂
excellent teacher you are….thanks for such detailed lesson…