How to Make Icing Roses/Hydrangeas on Honey Cupcakes

Learn to bake honey cupcakes! Bonus: learn to pipe two ways: roses and hydrangea cupcakes using vanilla buttercream.

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How to Make Icing Roses/Hydrangeas on Honey Cupcakes Recipe
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In a large bowl, add 1.5 cups of flour.

In a large bowl, add 1.5 cups of flour.

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Add 1/2 a tablespoon of baking powder to the flour.

Add 1/2 a tablespoon of baking powder to the flour.

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Add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the flour mixture.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the flour mixture.

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Whisk your flour mixture together.

Whisk your flour mixture together.

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In a separate bowl, add your 1/2 cup of unsalted butter.

In a separate bowl, add your 1/2 cup of unsalted butter.

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Add 1 cup sugar to the butter.

Add 1 cup sugar to the butter.

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Cream together butter and sugar with a beater.

Cream together butter and sugar with a beater.

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Add eggs one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture.

Add eggs one at a time to the butter/sugar mixture.

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Beat between addition of eggs.

Beat between addition of eggs.

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Add 1/4 cup liquid honey to your butter/sugar mixture.

Add 1/4 cup liquid honey to your butter/sugar mixture.

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Next add 1 tbsp of vanilla extract to butter/sugar mixture.

Next add 1 tbsp of vanilla extract to butter/sugar mixture.

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Beat the wet ingredients together.

Beat the wet ingredients together.

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Scrape down sides of your bowl with a spatula and beat just one more time to ensure that everything is well mixed.

Scrape down sides of your bowl with a spatula and beat just one more time to ensure that everything is well mixed.

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Line your cupcake tray with paper liners.

Line your cupcake tray with paper liners.

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Pour your cupcake batter into the cupcake cups about 3/4 full.

Pour your cupcake batter into the cupcake cups about 3/4 full.

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Bake for ~20 minutes or until cake tester (toothpick) comes out clean when you put int center.

Bake for ~20 minutes or until cake tester (toothpick) comes out clean when you put int center.

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Allow to cool completely before icing!

Allow to cool completely before icing!

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Optional step: We are going to create a hole in the cupcake for "filling". Turn a piping tip upside down & push thru center of cupcake to create hole. Or use opposite side of utensil to crave out hole

Optional step: We are going to create a hole in the cupcake for "filling". Turn a piping tip upside down & push thru center of cupcake to create hole. Or use opposite side of utensil to crave out hole

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To make your own icing, you can visit my "Vanilla Buttercream" tutorial here: annezca.blogspot.ca/2014/12/v… or use premade icing to pipe your cupcakes.

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Next, scoop or pipe in icing into the hole. That has created a filling! You can use icing as filling, chocolate ganache, mousse filing, lemon curd, etc.

Next, scoop or pipe in icing into the hole. That has created a filling! You can use icing as filling, chocolate ganache, mousse filing, lemon curd, etc.

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To create a "rose" on top of the cupcake, use "1M Wilton Tip",  while squeezing the piping bag create one swirl starting from the center, in a circular motion moving outwards.

To create a "rose" on top of the cupcake, use "1M Wilton Tip", while squeezing the piping bag create one swirl starting from the center, in a circular motion moving outwards.

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You can also make "Hydrangea Cupcakes" by "2D Wilton Tip" by squeezing a generous amount of icing on the edge of the cupcake, go circular and make your way in. Keep flowerettes close to each other.

You can also make "Hydrangea Cupcakes" by "2D Wilton Tip" by squeezing a generous amount of icing on the edge of the cupcake, go circular and make your way in. Keep flowerettes close to each other.

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And voila you are done!

And voila you are done!

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Ingredients

1.50 Cups all-purpose flour 
½ Tablespoons baking powder 
¼ Teaspoons salt 
½ Cups unsalted butter, room temperature 
¼ Cups honey 
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 
½ Cups milk 
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