Living in wine country of Southern California, I love see sunflowers everywhere. Here I show you how to create sunflower cupcakes using my DIY flower tip using a freezer bag and tape. You can make for your spring and summer parties, baby shower, wedding, garden party and for Mother’s Day.
Get all the details below after watching the YouTube how-to-make. Enjoy!
Decorate these cupcakes with children. Teach them decorating skills the quick and simple way with my tip hack. Here I have Kinley helping me in the kitchen.
You will Need:
- Buttercream frosting (see below)
- Yellow food color
- Chocolate chips or mini Oreos (for the center)
- Freezer bag
- Scotch tape
Buttercream BASIC Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (salted, or unsalted)
1 cup Crisco shortening or 1 tub of store-bought vanilla frosting
1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
4 – 6 cups powdered sugar (depending on stiffness)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (best quality available)
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream, half and half or milk.
* In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix softened butter and crisco together.
* Add salt (if needed).
* One cup at time, add 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, beating after each addition.
* Add vanilla, or other flavorings and beat to combine.
* Add about 1 tablespoon of cream, and continue beating.
* Add the remaining 2-3 cups powdered sugar, one at a time.
* Add an additional 1-2 tablespoons cream until desired consistency is reached. If you want to pipe the frosting on cupcakes, the frosting should be nice and thick. Continue to beat another minute or so. The frosting should now be smooth and fluffy.