Rose cupcakes

cakes, cup cakes

These are rose cupcakes I made for a friend last weekend. My round the world adventure is now over so it's back to my guernsey kitchen -it was lovely to get baking!

Everyone can make cupcakes, but if you haven't tried pouring a sugar syrup over them about five minutes after they come out of the oven, try it! They will stay beautifully moist and of course you can mix it up with the syrup, by adding fruit to the sugar instead of water. A vanilla pod (put the whole pod I after splitting) is my go to flavouring.

Most bakers have a favourite buttercream icing- just remember that you'll need a stiffer than normal mixture for your petals to stand up. My pink ones,above, were made with some Swiss meringue buttercream (SMB) I had frozen before my travels. SMB freezes and defrosts like a dream – never throw it away, and make in reasonably large quantities.

The red petals were piped using a104 and ordinary buttercream, coloured with red paste. Don't use the cheap supermarket liquid colours- to achieve dark red you will need a bottle and your icing will be thin! Petal nozzles always have a thin and thick opening- the thin opening should always be the top of your petal as you pipe- makes sense really.

I think the finishing touch is the green leaf- invest in a leaf nozzle, pictured below, and impress!

Waitrose sell these handy little pots of rose petals- cute finishing touch, don't you think.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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    • Thank you! To be honest it really isn’t that difficult- correct nozzle, not too soft buttercream and you’ll be surprised. Thanks for visiting.


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