How do you make buttercream flowers for cupcakes?
Place the deep pink buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a #3 piping tip. Hold the piping bag so that the pink edge is closest to the cupcake. Pipe a flower with 5 petals. Repeat to cover the cupcake with flowers.
How do I put buttercream on a cupcake without piping?
Just use the not-sharp edge of your butter knife to get a smooth surface. This might look like a complicated technique but all you need to do is top your cupcake with icing (the ice cream scoop works great, but a spoon will also do the trick), then even it out, creating smooth edges and an even top.
What kind of buttercream is best for piping?
American buttercream is the easiest and most common buttercream frosting—and the quickest to make. It’s often used for piping and decorating cakes. The icing is known for its supersweet flavor and slightly gritty consistency.