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Easy Flower Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 12 Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. violet gel food coloring
  • 1-2 oz green fondant


  • Before decorating, make sure cupcakes are cool to the touch. Otherwise, the buttercream will slide/melt right off.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and milk on medium speed.
  • Increase speed to high.
  • Once the buttercream starts to take form, add gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted.
  • Scoop purple buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton icing tip #74 attached.
  • Frost each cupcake with buttercream flowers. To achieve this look, frost a small dollop, about ½ an inch in diameter in a circular motion. Start in the center and surround it with 5-6 other flowers, along the circumference of your cupcake.
  • To make fondant leaves, roll out a small sphere from your green fondant, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  • Flatten sphere then point it on one end. Place 3-4 randomly on each cupcake.
  • Enjoy! 
Keyword Easy Flower cupcake ideas