How to Make Hydrangea Cupcakes with Video

How to Make Hydrangea Cupcakes with this Simple Tutorial and and How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

Buttercream is making a comeback and I’m really glad. There are so many gorgeous things you can make without being a professional baker. If you can master a few simple tricks you’ll be able to  make cakes and cupcakes that look like they were made by a pro. All you need is a good buttercream frosting recipe, a few decorating tips and someone to encourage you and you’ll be making beautiful cakes and cupcakes in no time at all. I bet you can make these hydrangea cupcakes faster than you can drive to the bakery to buy them.
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Let’s get started.

 Supplies for Hydrangea Cupcakes:

Recipe:
Your favorite cupcake recipe
Crusting Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Frosting Colors:

Blue and Violet Hydrangea Cupcakes:
Blue-AmeriColor Sky Blue with a touch of Royal Blue
Wilton-Violet

Pink Hydrangea Cupcakes:
Pink-Add a tiny drop of AmeriColor Super Red to white frosting
White

Green Hydrangea Cupcakes:
AmeriColor Electric Green
White

Tools:
2D Decorating Tip
Decorating Bag
Bag Tie
Butterknife or offset spatula

Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes and make some Crusting Buttercream Frosting. Let the cupcakes cool while you tint the frosting and prepare the decorating bags. How to Make Simple Hydrangea Cupcakes with a How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

Blue Hydrangea Cupcakes:

  • Tint some of the frosting blue with Americolor Sky Blue and Royal Blue.
  • Tint the violet frosting with Wilton Violet.
  • Layer the blue and violet in the decorating bag with a #2D tip. You will see how to do this step in the next few pictures.

Green Hydrangea Cupcakes:

  • Tint some of the frosting with AmeriColor Electric Green.
  • White frosting.
  • Layer the green and white frosting in the decorating bag with a #2D tip.

Pink Hydrangea Cupcakes:

  • Tint some frosting pink with a small amount of AmeriColor Super Food Gel.
  • White frosting.
  • Layer the pink and white frosting in the decorating bag with a #2D tip.

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  • To make the hydrangea cupcakes you need to layer the blue and lavender frosting in the decorating bag. As the frosting gets piped out, it will blend and look more natural and resemble a real hydrangea flower.
  • Cut the end of the decorating bag so the tip of the 2D tip is sticking out of the bag. Be careful not to cut too much or the tip will fall out of the bag as you apply pressure when you pipe the hydrangeas.
  • Place the tip in the decorating bag and push it into place and fold the top of the bag down around your hand to make a cuff.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread a line of blue frosting inside the bag from the tip to the top of the fold.

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  • Repeat with the violet frosting. Start on the inside of the bag at the 2D tip and place the violet frosting on top of the blue frosting and pull it towards the top of the fold just like you did with the blue frosting. It might look a little messy but thats okay. It will look beautiful when you pipe with it.
  • Repeat until the bag is full.

Make Pretty Hydrangea Cupcakes with a How to Video | The Bearfoot BakerDon’t stress this step. The main thing you want to do is place the two different colors of frosting in the bag so they slightly blend when you pipe the hydrangea petals. I’ve found it works better to stripe the bag instead of placing blobs of frosting and hoping for the best. Blobs can sometimes look muddy and no one wants muddy flowers.

Repeat with the green and white frosting and for the pink and white frosting.Make Simple Hydrangea Cupcakes with a How to Video | The Bearfoot Baker

  • It’s time to start piping the hydrangeas. The first petal may not want to stick to the cupcakes so you need to place the 2D tip on the center of the cupcakes. Pipe it slowly until you get the size you want. Release pressure on the bag and quickly pull the tip away from the cupcake.
  • Don”t worry about the design of the tip in that first star shape because we will cover it up in a minute.
  • Pipe the next petal close to the first petal. You want to keep them close so the flower will look nice and full without a lot of cupcake showing through.

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  • Continue to pipe the petals (star shapes) until the top of the cupcake is covered.

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  • Be sure to go as close to the edge of the cupcake so the flower looks really full. The fuller the better.

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  • Repeat with a second layer of petals. Start a little towards the center and pipe a few more petals.

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  • Once you complete the second layer of petals, turn your hydrangea cupcakes around to make sure they are nice and roundish looking. If you see any holes add a few more petals.

How to Make Beautiful Hydrangea Cupcakes with a How to Video | The Bearfoot BakerI know this tutorial has a lot of pictures so I thought I would add one more. That makes a lot of sense doesn’t it? It does if your inside my head! LOL

I wanted to make an image for you so you don’t have to scroll around like crazy trying to see how to make these cupcakes. Feel free to print this picture and hang it on the fridge as a reminder to make some cupcakes. You know you want to and seriously, these are the easiest cupcakes I have ever made. So simple and yet so pretty.

In case your not convinced yet, here is a video for ya. (This is my version of twisting your arm!)How to Make Hydrangea Cupcakes with a How to Video | The Bearfoot BakerFlower cupcakes are easy to make and are great to take to parties or events. I wish they were all as colorful and simple as these hydrangea cupcakes.

I have one more surprise in store for you and it involves these beauties. Be sure to come back soon because I know you’re going to like it!

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Bear hugs,

Lisa