Pastel Wedding Cupcakes with Flower Gumpaste


Variety of gumpaste flowers for cupcakes

Hello all you beautiful people! How has your morning been so far? It’s pretty busy here in the kitchen today. 120 delicious wedding cupcakes in red velvet and chocolate, swirled in teal, white and peach for my friend cousins’s wedding. They wanted a garden feel theme and this color scheme perfectly suits the occasion!

frosting wedding cupcakes with pastel frosting

Sometimes the simplest designs look the most elegant. All you need is a little flower – in this case I opted for Cherry Blossoms to complete the look. Flower was made out of gumpaste and left to set till harden. (We wouldn’t want any bleeding of colours into the frosting). That’s also another reason why I love to use white fondant because the colours don’t bleed. Nothing is more horrifying than seeing your hard work go to waste.

wedding cupcakes frosted with pastel frosting and topped with flowers

Different ways to frost a cupcake

To get coloured swirls, you will need a white/ cream based frosting. I used cream cheese frosting for the cupcakes.  Add a drop of edible food gel (I use Royal Blue + a little yellow to get this tiffany green/blue, Orange + red to get this peachy color)  to your frosting, mix well and then pipe on those beautiful swirls! There are quite a lot of tutorials on how to get 2 tone swirls. My take on it is just simply place your piping bag into a mug, scoop some coloured frosting on one side and some on the other side and then squeeze. The initial swirl will be a single colour but on the third and fourth squeeze, you should be able to see the 2 tone swirls. Pretty Pretty!

Using different piping tips to frost cupcakes

Couldn’t decide on a piping tip so I decided to go with my favourite 3. From Left to Right: 8B Open Star, 30 Closed Star, 20 Open Star.

Buttercream frosting for cupcakes

Top view of the swirls and piping tip! Now now you’ll know why i can’t pick a favourite because i love them all!

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How to pipe the perfect swirl on cupcakes





  1. Anonymous
    June 6, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I just love your design theme for your cup cakes. you did a great job! I am pretty sure that your friend is going to love these. Great Job!

    • Sher Bakes
      June 11, 2017 / 2:20 am

      Thank you very much 🙂

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