Every Mom loves flowers—but she also deserves something a bit sweeter.
To help satisfy every deserving mother's sweet tooth, Chef Alison
McLoughlin of The Culinary Institute of America has a great suggestion
on how to create a beautiful "bouquet" of floral cupcakes for Mom that
are sure to make her proud.
Chef McLoughlin used the following recipes adapted from Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America
cookbook for both the cupcakes and the buttercream frosting. However,
if you are pressed for time, the chef suggests using a box cake mix to
prepare your cupcakes.
Frosting your cupcakes to look like dahlias, carnations, or any of Mom's other favorite flowers is easy when
you use a pastry bag and a special "petal" or "rose" piping tip that you can find at most kitchen and craft stores. To create a two-tone
effect that mimics the looks of flowers in your garden, place two complementary colored frostings side by side in a piping bag.
Don't worry if they are not perfect, as Mom will be sure to love them—just because you made them.
This recipe is from Baking At Home with The Culinary Institute of America.