Planning a Bachelorette Canada viewing party? Impress your guests by making these simple yet show-stopping “Will You Take This Rose” cupcakes! Bright red with ruffled edges, these cupcakes bring as much love and drama to the table as the new season, which premieres Tuesday, September 13th at 9 pm E/P on W Network.

Red Rose Cupcakes

These gorgeous rose cupcakes are much easier to create than you might think. The intricate textures might seem intimidating, but they only require a simple star tip and a piping bag. Instead of piping a mound of frosting atop a domed cupcake like you might be used to seeing, keep the spiral flat to create a ruffled rosette that takes up the entire surface of the cupcake.

Don’t have a piping bag? Simply snip the corner of a zip-top plastic bag to create your own DIY version.

 

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 24 to 28

Ingredients:

White Chocolate Cupcakes:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
8 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled

Red Rose Buttercream:
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
5-6 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2-4 Tbsp milk
1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
Red food colouring

Directions:

White Chocolate Cupcakes:
1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers and set aside.
2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Add in the vanilla and mix until combined. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl.
4. With the mixer on low, gradually add in half of the dry ingredients. 5. Slowly stream in the milk and mix until combined. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until the last streaks of flour disappear. Add in the melted white chocolate and mix on medium for no more than 30 seconds.
6. Evenly distribute the batter using a mechanical ice cream scoop into the lined pan. Do not fill the cupcake liners more than about 2/3 of the way full.
7. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated over for 8 minutes. At 8 minutes, turn the heat down to 350ºF and continue to bake until done, about an additional 12 minutes (20 minutes total). When done, they should be slightly golden on top and toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
8. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack before frosting.

Red Rose Buttercream:
1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add in the sugar, vanilla and milk until combined. Once combined, turn the mixer up to medium-high and beat until fluffy (3 to 5 minutes). Add more sugar and/or milk until desired consistency is reached, keeping in mind that there will be more liquid added should you choose to dye the frosting red.
2. Add in the red food colouring, begin with about 1/2 tsp at a time. Continue to add more colour and mix until combined. The colour will darken as it sits. Try adding food colouring until a bright red is achieved, then wait 15 minutes to see if it needs more. For a darker shade, add in a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder.

How to Make a Rose Cupcake

Tools:
Open star cupcake piping tip (Wilton 1M)
Piping bag

Directions:

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1. Fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with the buttercream no more than 2/3 of the way full.

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2. While keeping the piping bag perpendicular to your work surface, hover the piping tip over surface of the cupcake.

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3. Begin applying pressure on the piping bag to start the flow of frosting. As soon as the frosting begins to flow, move the piping bag in a tight spiral motion.

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4. As you pipe, the pressure on the piping bag should remain even and consistent. Complete 2 rotations, then ease off the pressure to tapper off the flow of the frosting to create a small tail at the end.

rose-cupcake-step-55. Be sure that frosting is no longer flowing before gently pulling the piping tip away from the cupcake.

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