Yesterday I had a lesson in icing cupcakes to look like roses from my sister-in-law (near enough :)), Claire (who runs her own cupcake business, Sweet Sugar Sixpence. Have a look!).
You can tell from the photo that I started in the bottom lefthand corner, hehe. I’d got the hang of it by the last cupcake but it’s still a bit gutting that the best one on there (the one above the bottom right-hand corner) was done by Claire’s four year old daughter, Maisy. On the other hand, I didn’t throw a wobbly because I’d spilt my soup on the carpet. Yeah. I think we all know who the winner is here. Yes, I do know Maisy’s 4 and I’m 24. What’s your point?
The technique Claire showed me is a reverse cupcake swirl. Using a Wilton 1M tip, start from the centre of the cupcake and work outwards. You can find a good video showing this method here.
Thank you Claire!