How to Make Cute Daisy Cupcakes with Video
“Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” That is a line from one of my favorite movies. Can you guess what movie because I think you can? So I was thinking, if daisies are the friendliest flower, then daisy cupcakes must be the friendliest cupcakes on earth.
Supplies for Cute Daisy Cupcakes:
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Your favorite cupcakes
Buttercream Frosting tinted brown and yellow
- 2 Piping Bags
- Decorating Tip #126 and Tip #1A
- Black Nonpareils
- Wax paper or parchment paper
- Small Cookie Cutters-optional
- Tip #104-optional
- Offset spatula
- Begin by making a batch of your favorite cupcakes. You can use your favorite box mix or make it from scratch.
- Then, you need to make some buttercream frosting and make some yellow and some brown so you’ll have everything you need to make the base of the cupcake and the daisy.
- Using the #1A decorating tip and pipe some dots on a piece of wax or parchment paper. You’ll need one per cupcakes so you can add them as the center of the daisy.
- As you pipe the dots (I only did one or three at a time) cover them with the black nonpareils. For some reason, my frosting didn’t want to be covered with them so I placed a small cookie cutter over each one and then covered them with the nonpareils. I don’t know why but this seemed to work.
- Place the dots in the freezer.
- Cover each of the cupcakes with the brown buttercream frosting so you’ll have a nice base for the daisy. I used a rose tip so I wouldn’t over frost them, but you can use an offset spatula if you prefer.
- Cover the entire cupcake.
- Next, smooth the frosting with an offset spatula. Try to get the surface as flat as possible.
- Once the cupcakes are frosted, place the wide end of the #126 decorating tip at the edge of the cupcake with the small end pointed at the center.
- Apply pressure while you squeeze the tip toward the center of the cupcake.
- Release pressure and continue to pull the tip through the flower petal you just piped so it’ll look like a daisy petal.
- End with a quick jerk.
- Continue to pipe all the petals of the daisy cupcake.
- It should look like this.
- Remove a flower center from the freezer and place it in the center of the daisy.
- The centers will thaw out quickly so only remove a few at a time.
- Press it into place.
- Now you have a cute daisy cupcake.
I told you they were simple.
When I made the daisy flower on the cupcake in the video, I didn’t use enough frosting so be sure not to follow my mistake. Make your daisy petals nice and full so they’ll look like the real thing.
Little daisy cupcakes have the power to brighten your friends and families day so don’t wait to make a few. Once you do watch the smiles pop up all around you!