It may be a little late in the season to plant a flower garden but it’s never too late to grow these florals.
You don’t even have to have a green thumb to create these edible flowers and pots.
All you need is a set of Russian piping tips.
Throughout this summer I have really discovered the wonder of piping tips.
There are so many tips available that help create such beautiful flowers and petals and I’m finding new ones all the time.
It’s been fun learning and practicing new techniques and methods.
My latest obsession is Russian piping tips.
I’ve been seeing these pop up all over Instagram lately and I was intrigued to try them out for myself.
They’re very large compared to a typical piping tip which is about 4 times smaller.
The plates at the opening of these tips are constructed in a way that allows the entire flower to come out of the tip at once.
Each design creates a different type of flower.
These tips are actually quite amazing.
Here’s a look at the design face used to create the flowers seen throughout this post.
Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure how the flower would look before I piped it.
However, once the flower was created, I think you can see the shape in the metal face.
I can’t wait to try the other designs so I can see how those flowers turn out.
There’s a pretty neat trick to creating the interior of the flower a different color than the outer floral.
You’ll need to tint two bowls of frosting.
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the table and slather the lighter shade of frosting on to it.
Then add the darker shade of frosting on top of that lighter layer.
Grab the edge of the plastic wrap and gently roll the frosting over to connect one side to the other.
This will create a frosting log.
Twist both sides of the plastic to hold the icing in place.
Tie a knot on one end of the plastic and snip the other side with a pair of scissors.
Place the frosting log into the piping bag making sure the clipped end goes in first.
Piping out just the right amount of frosting to create the flower will take a little practice.
I piped a few out on a paper plate first just to get the feel of the technique.
Once I got the hang of it, I felt comfortable enough to start adding them to my cupcakes.
Let me talk a little about these cupcake pots.
I really wanted them to look like terra cotta pots.
The cupcake tin provided to pot-shape but I added chocolate to get the rough, irregular texture and color of terra cotta.
After baking the cupcakes, melt some chocolate wafers (a mix of orange and brown).
Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate onto the cupcake.
Add as many flowers as you can to cover the top of the cake.
Don’t worry about any gaps between the flowers.
Those will get filled in the next step.
Use a leaf piping tip to add leaves wherever there are open spaces or gaps.
Once the leaves are added, I think the cupcake just comes alive.
I used the same leaf tip #69 for leaves that I used for my buttercream peonies.
If you missed that lovely cake with edible flowers you can see that HERE.
Like any new skill, this does take a small amount of practice.
I’m sure my next attempt with Russian piping tips will look even better.
I can already imagine how these would look on top of a cake or adorning standard size cupcakes for a party or shower.
Flower gardening has never tasted so good.
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