Floral Buttercream Cupcakes with Russian Piping Tips
These floral buttercream cupcakes are the simplest, easiest and quickest way to dress cupcakes for a quick party or give away. With my buttercream recipe and tips for the perfect consistency you be making this more often then you planned.
Video – Floral Buttercream Cupcakes with Russian Piping Tips
The Russian Piping Tips
These are the Russian Piping tips I used for this set of cupcakes. They are an investment but not really so expensive. Further more they are so versatile that you can use it not just for cupcakes and cakes. These come is really a wide variety and plenty new designs now. When I got these they were the first set of 9 tips that become very popular very soon. Now they come in a set of 21 Russian Piping Tips and set of 18 Russian Piping Tips as well as set of 64 Russian Piping Tips with everything from piping bags to couplers added.
I highly recommend buying the coupler so you can change the tips to create different designs. I think it gives you a lot more options and flexibility.
A few tips to perfection.
- Buttercream Recipe – the first key to piping these flowers right? Buttercream. You must have the right buttercream recipe for this. In this video I have used my Velvet American Buttercream Recipe. You can also use a meringue buttercream recipe as long as it’s not too soft. Again my Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Italian Meringue Buttercream both work perfectly for these.
- Buttercream Consistency – You need to make sure your buttercream is STIFF peak consistency. Just like when you pipe buttercream ruffles or roses. So when plan ahead and tweak your buttercream recipe so you add just a tad liquid and keep those stiff peaks. Again all my three buttercream recipes have been tested with these piping tips. And they have worked great.
- Coloring the buttercream – I prefer to add gel colors to my buttercream. You have to take into account that adding color affects the consistency of your buttercream. Make sure to accommodate that as well. Personally I add much less liquid to my buttercream if I plan to do any piping.
- Some of these tip designs will look a lot better if you add two different colors instead of one. Adding two colors to your piping bag can make a huge difference to the over all look of these cupcakes.
Save this tutorial for later
These are just one color; but they would look better with two.
See that first Tulip Cupcake? That two colors. Look pretty?
And here are a few more – see those two colors?