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(Super) Easy Buttercream Rose

When you live less, a little bit more always gets you excited. Just like here in Angola, when not everything is easily accessible (or accessible with a hefty price tag), the slightest thing just got me psyched.

My parents came last week. I am so happy, partly cause they’re here but even more because they’re bringing with them my new WILTON 1M nozzle. Yay… !!! Since Christmas is over, I need to think of a reason to bake (with a family with no real interest in sweet stuff, I really need to find audience for my “creation”).

After contemplating few made-up reasons, I decided that the most made-sense reason is to “celebrate” last day of work for this year. So I am bringing cupcakes tomorrow to hubby’s office. See, it made sense…. and I got to use my new 1M nozzle.

After my unsuccessful attempt to make roses from buttercream using rose nail and special nozzle for roses (#104 and #127), I found this excellent way of making buttercream roses in I Am Baker. Basically it’s just using 1M nozzle, but instead of going circle from the outer ring to the inner ring, you go from the center outwards.

Voila….!!!!

For Buttercream, I used Less Sugar Buttercream recipe and below is the recipe for the cupcakes (inherited this from baking guru and she does not own a blog that I can link it too).

 Ingredients

  • 240 gr baking margarine
  • 320 gr granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 400 gr cake flour
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250 mL milk

How To

  • Preheat oven 180 C
  • Beat margarine and sugar until soft, add eggs one by one (keep beating)
  • Add alternately, 2 tbs of flour (at a time) and little bit of milk until all are mixed (so your mixer can work easier)
  • Then drop 2 teaspoons of this batter in each small cupcake lining.
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Yield 48 small cupcakes

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