Valentine Rose Cupcakes ~ Tutorial

Want an easy but really impressive dessert for Valentine’s Day?

valentine rose

No joke, just a few hours prep the night before and these can totally be on your candle lit table the next evening.  You know, between you and your Valentine… *gush.*

Heck, buy the cupcakes and you’ve saved yourself a step.

Although, I do recommend trying these or these or even these if you really want to impress the socks off someone.  See?  This is getting risque already….

I’ve added a picture tutorial to show you how simple this really is.


All you need is some coloured fondant (for best results mix with a little gumpaste), 3 piping tips or circle cutters (different sizes), and a ball tool.  You don’t even really need the ball tool.  Remember here , when I showed you how to make rose petals with just your hands and some parchment?

1.  Gather all of your supplies.  Colour and roll out your fondant nice and thin.

2.  Cut out your circles.  You will need about 6 of each size.

3.  Using your ball tool, or fingers, thin out the petals as much as possible.  Try to create some ruffles or movement.

4.  Let your petals dry out over night on a flower former.  Or, use a dish covered in foil like I did here.

5.  The next day, begin with the largest petals and start layering on your cupcake.  Try to do some overlapping.

6. Voila!   Aren’t you pleased with yourself?

You could make a few large roses and then add some ribbon roses on the rest.

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!

valentine rose 2


Filed under Cup Cakes, Tutorial

35 responses to “Valentine Rose Cupcakes ~ Tutorial

  1. Wow really beautiful roses I’ll give them a try 🙂

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  3. Pam Merrill

    Love!!! now which frosting did you use on the cupcake in the tea cup???
    Just gorgeous!

  4. GAH I am in love!! These are gorgeous!!

  5. Georgia

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Miss Renee- is there a vanilla cupcake recipe that you like to use? I have tried many different recipes but not one has ben yummy. The cupcakes all turn out muffin-like.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

  6. I like it your roses are awesome I like to to learn how to do that.So cool.

  7. They look amazing, like little works of art 🙂

  8. Georgia

    What camera do you use? Where do you take your photos?

    Sorry for all the questions.

  9. Hello, very interesting your recipes, congratulations! If you would like to see mines please have a look at Thanks 🙂

  10. Angelina Romero

    Wow, I am NOT a baker but have been wanting to support a friend of mine online by shopping her Do You Bake site. She posted your blog. Wow, this looks like fun!

  11. Corileinchen

    They look absolutely sweet and totally delicous!
    But also a bit difficult to make.

  12. Pam

    Hi Renee, I just finished making the rose petals with some marshmallow fondant I’ve had for about a month. They are drying on foil, but I’m not real pleased with the texture. They don’t look as silky smooth as yours. Do you make your own fondant, and if so have you posted the recipe? Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

    • Hi Pam! Sorry for the delay…I have good results with Satin Ice Fondant. I have made my own marshmallow fondant, but when making flowers or decorations I prefer to use store bought fondant and gumpaste. How did they turn out?

  13. Pam Merrill

    Im not proud of the picture so I wont share. LOL, your technique turtorial was perfect, but I realize now that marshmallow fondant is not the preferred choice. I will look for Satin Ice Fondant and try again. Thank you for being so very helpful and patient with me. 🙂

  14. Erinn @

    gorgeous, i’ve wanted to try and make roses like this for a while. Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. What a fantastic tip, thank you so much for sharing this.

  16. Wow, too beautiful to eat! 😉
    many thanks for the tutorial!
    Best Isabelle

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    when i read this article i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible post.

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  20. Hannah Katharina

    Thank you very much for the detailed instructions!
    Could you maybe also explain how to do the small rose? The one on the cupcake sitting in the cup. Or did you already do that and I just don’t find it?

  21. Great tutorial! I too would love a tutorial on the ‘simple’ ribbon rose… Ive search around online but have not found one quite as pretty as yours… Did you use the round ball tool on it? Thanks so much!

  22. DJ

    So pretty! This tutorial makes it look so easy.

  23. elaine

    where did you get that ‘wavy former’ looking for one! thanks

  24. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  25. Stunning! I have no more words…just stunning!

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