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!
More daisy fun:
Daisy Cookies with a Simple Ladybugs
Daisy Royal Icing Transfers
My favorite movie too–You’ve Got Mail!!!
These are adorable!!! I will definitely be using this tutorial to make some of these cute cupcakes before the end of school….. these the poppy cupcakes, a rose cupcake, and one more would make a perfect teacher gift for the end of the school year! “Thank you for helping me BLOOM in second grade!”
This is going to seem like a VERY basic question (because it is), but have you ever made a tutorial on how to mix and bake the perfect cupcake? Sometimes my cupcakes look great with a cute little mound in the middle, but other times they are flat or even dipped in on the top~ GASP! Maybe you have already made this tutorial or maybe everyone else in the world knows how to make and bake a proper cupcake- except me.
Thank you so much for all you do and share with everyone. I always look forward to your tips and tutorials. ~Pam
Hi Pam! I want a flower bouquet of your cupcakes! Sounds like they will be amazing!!
I have three suggestions for you on the flat cupcakes:
1: Check the oven temperature with an inexpensive thermometer from Wal-Mart. Sometimes the actual temp of your oven could be off and that could cause the sinking.
2. Don’t over mix the batter. Over mixing the batter will also make them fall flat in the middle.
3.Be sure to check the dates on your ingredients. Old baking powder or cocoa can also make your cupcakes look a little on the sad side!
Hope this helps!
Daisies are my second favorite flower next to sunflowers, but these cupcakes sure do make me happy!
They are so cute