Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunflower Cupcakes Tutorial

My blogger friend Ally from Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats is having a baby! My fellow Iowa Bloggers and I are throwing her a virtual baby shower.  I made sunflower cupcakes.

Please check out the rest of the goodies at Blissfully Delicious!

Sunflower Cupcakes Tutorial

Yellow cake cupcakes (or white cake mix tinted yellow)
Your favorite frosting recipe (see mine here)
Buttercup and/or yellow Paste color
# 352 or 366 LEAF decorating Tip
Sandwich cookies
Decorating Bag (I use disposable ones)

Tint your frosting.  Use just a small amount of paste to color the frosting. It doesn't take much and if you put too much in you can't go back! Add icing to decorator bag fitted with decorating tip. 

Make a small mound of frosting in the middle of the cupcake. Add the cookie to it.
Using the leaf decorating tip with the tip at the cookie, with the "V" pointed at the cookie like a bird's beak, squeeze a little frosting out and slowly start.  You may need some practice to figure out the right amount of pressure.
 Too much petal/leaf? That's OK, pinch it of with your fingers.
See?  It's gone! You can make one two or three rows of petals.  I did 3 first and liked the look of 2 better. You decide!
Do you like the beehives I made with them?  They are in my "Bee My Honey" Cupcake Tutorial!
Have fun decorating!


  1. These look beautiful and simple! I might have to make these for Mother's Day.

  2. Jenny, this is such a pretty cupcake! I love that beautiful sunflower!

  3. You are a cupcake rock star!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday ♥

  4. My mother-in-law loves sunflowers and I think these would be super cute for her birthday coming up. Great idea and pretty simple too.

  5. I love the look of these so cheerful and festive. I hope your friend enjoyed the virtual baby shower.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social #19
    Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader

  6. These are so pretty and fun! Pinning. Stopping by from the Wednesday Roundup. Would love for you to share them later tonight on the Four Seasons Blog Hop!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

  7. I love sunflowers, and these are adorable! Pinning! :)

  8. This looks delicious and beautiful!! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  9. Looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party .

  10. This looks like a decoration that I can do with my dd. Not too complicated, but it looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Link Party.

  11. I'm no baker but these look delicious. I had to pin them because maybe someone else will make them & share with me :-)

    Kellie @ Sexy Bags & Shoes

  12. So cute! Pinned! Thanks again, for sharing at our party. Lou Lou Girls

  13. Really cute sunflower cupcake. Thanks for sharing!

    Diane Roark