How to make Buttercream Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are such beautiful flowers you often see replicated in buttercream on cupcakes to cakes. They are simple to make and can make quite a statement in edible flower cupcake bouquets. You can use any frosting such as Smooth Buttercream or Swiss Meringue Buttercream to Italian Buttercream to make these gorgeous flowers.


Buttercream Hydrangea with clear pink centres. Piped with Wilton tip 1M.

Making these colourful hydrangea buttercream flowers is simple and easy. You only need one piping tip. Typically an open star piping tip such as a Wilton tip 1M or a Wilton tip 2D is used. A stable easy to pipe frosting, such as my Smooth Buttercream that I used in this demonstration. A cupcake recipe, and a few simple cake decorating tools.

Watch my full How to Make Buttercream hydrangeas Cupcakes Video below.

How to Make Buttercream Hydrangeas.

Items you will need and Instructions:

-Watch my how to video posted above.

-A cupcake recipe. I used my Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes recipe.

-A frosting recipe. I used my Smooth Buttercream recipe.

-A open star piping tip. In this tutorial I used a Wilton tip 1M.

-Food colouring (I used Wilton Gel Food Colors) Rose, Violet and Teal.

-Piping Bags (I used two, 12″ sized bags)

-Food clip or similar to seal your piping bag. I used food clips from Ikea.

-Spoons, butter knife or cake decorating spatula to add the frosting into the piping bag and to mix the colour into the frosting.

-Bowls to keep your frosting separate for different colours.

-Cling wrap to keep your frosting sealed.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you have any questions. Enjoy!


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