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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Prep Time)
How to Make Love In Bloom Rose-Topped Cupcakes
Whether in a stunning cupcake display, or individually showcased in a Wilton cupcake box, cause anyone's heart to skip a beat by making these rose-topped cupcakes. Making gum paste roses is easy when you use the instructions and tools in the Wilton Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set.
Make 9 rose bases 5 days in advance
Prepare gum glue adhesive following the recipe directions. For base, use a 1/4" ball of gum paste to form into a teardrop shape, 1 1/4" tall. Dip end of toothpick into glue gum adhesive and insert it into bottom of rose base, approximately 1". Insert toothpick into craft block. Let dry 48 hours.
Make roses 3 days in advance
Tint 3, 3 oz. portions of gum paste light rose petal pink, dark rose petal pink and yellow. Use the instructions in the Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set to make 3 roses in each color with 3 layers of petals. When you finish adding the third layer of petals, slide foil wrapper up the toothpick and shape foil around bottom of rose to support petals as they dry. Use a piece of tape to secure foil wrapper around the toothpick. Let roses dry 24 to 28 hours.
Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
Use brush to dust white Pearl Dust on edges of all roses. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Position roses on cupcakes. Use scissors to trim toothpicks to adjust heights if necessary.