I am very excited it is finally Spring! And I am celebrating the arrival with these Spring Flower Cupcakes. These cupcakes will be perfect for a lovely gift this Mother’s Day. Nothing like a bouquet of cupcakes to replace the usual flowers. Well, to be honest, I would be bringing these and flowers to my mother-in-law, because who doesn’t like flowers too? Especially ones you can eat!
For these pretty Spring Flower Cupcakes, I started with a classic Spring flavor; lavender. I loved these lavender-honey cupcakes from BHG.com but wanted to have fun with the decorations so I adapted the recipe. I used the cupcake recipe but not the buttercream. For the cupcakes, I enhanced the lavender flavor by soaking the lavender flowers in the milk. This brings out the floral in the flower more and makes these cupcakes delightful!
For the frosting, I used a whipped vanilla bean frosting from my recipe archives. Find the recipe here. It’s great for any vanilla cupcake but even better to decorate with. It holds up great to coloring and pipes well. Just see how well it turned out with these hydrangeas, roses, chrysanthemum (look alike!) and carnations.
Find the directions in the notes below on how to make each of these flowers as well as links to the recipes. I hope this Mother’s Day, you will brighten up the day of your favorite women with these Spring flower cupcakes!
- For the cupcake recipe, I followed THIS recipe. Except, I soaked the dried lavender flowers in the milk for about 30 minutes.
- For the frosting, I used a batch of THISwhipped vanilla bean frosting.
- Divide the frosting into different parts and color using gel coloring. The thick gel paste does not thin out the frosting. I used teal, blue, violet, pink and yellow for the flowers shown above. But feel free to use colors of your choice.
- To decorate the cupcakes:
- Hydrangea: I used Wilton Tip 2D and a mix of blue and white frosting.
- Carnations: I used Wilton Tip 104 to make the petals
- Roses: Again, I used Wilton Tip 1M
- Chrysanthemum: A look alike for the most part. I used Wilton Tip 59 but I would suggest using Tip 79 if you can as the petals will be bigger.
- If you have any question, feel free to ask them in the comments below.