Painted Hydrangea Cupcakes


This simple and very effective painting technique can decorate larger cakes, iced biscuits and cake boards. Wow your friends and family in any pastel shade...

This simple and very effective painting technique can decorate larger cakes, iced biscuits and cake boards. Wow your friends and family in any pastel shade...

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

 

  • baked and cooled cupcakes
  • buttercream
  • 25g sugarpaste for each cupcake
  • Magic Colours: super white, bazooka pink, and olive oil
  • 10cm (4in) squares of baking paper
  • circle cutter 7.5 cm (3in)
  • a flat paintbrush approximately 8mm
1

Colour the sugarpaste with olive oil pro gel to achieve a soft green. Roll out to around 3mm thick, cut 7.6 cm (3in) circles and transfer each one to a square of baking paper.

2

Place a drop of magic white and a drop of bazooka pink onto a plate. Dip one corner of the flat brush into the pink and the other corner into the white and blend the colours by gently brushing up and down.

3

Keeping the light side of the brush at the base, mark the edges of the petal then glide from point 1 over and up to the tip at point 2, then over and down to point 3 stroking gently towards the centre to finish.

4

Turn the topper ninety degrees and repeat until the flower has four petals. With the pink side of the brush add a dot of pink to the centre.

5

Continue until the topper is full of flowers, then leave to dry on a sponge dome or flat if you prefer. 


6

Once the paint is dry (approximately 20 minutes) add accents of gold to the edges of petals.

7

Add buttercream to your cupcakes, attach the toppers and enjoy!

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