Frosting Flowers

Have you always wondered how to make frosting flowers? Then you are in the right place. You will see how to make frosting roses, daisies and so much more.

There are three buttercream rose videos for you here. The video at the top of the page is the newest way that I recently started making roses using marshmallows to add height and dimension. The second video shows you from various angles how to make a rose using a piping bag and a rose nail, placing them onto the cake, and a shot of the finished cake. The third one is me talking you through the process. If you need tools for this you can order them from the cake decorating supplies page. (Link is below)

The Latest Frosting Flowers Video

Lets Begin With Buttercream Roses

This one shows the roses being piped on a flower nail at various angles. The roses are then placed on a wedding cake 

For The Rose

You will need the two cake decorating tips in the photo below. The size you will need depends on the size of your cake and the desired effect you are looking to achieve.

In the video I am using a Wilton #104 for the rose and a Wilton #67 for the leaf. Have several sizes on hand. You can order them through this website on the supplies page.

A Rose cake decorating tip
A leaf decorating tip

You will also need a flower nail, pastry bag, couplers and a pair of scissors.

Another Rose Video For You

This video is one I made quite a few years back when I first started this website. I talk you through the process. The visual is not as good but there are a lot of tips and some design ideas. Enjoy!

Please return often and check this page as I will be adding more variety and tutorials of cake decorating flowers for you here.

Daisy Flowers

The daisy as simple as it looks is not that easy to make. But with a little persistence and practice they will improve. It's very important for all of the icing flowers, that the icing be firm but not too firm. You will have top experiment to see which recipes work best for you and the conditions that you are working under.


The Dogwood is so pretty on a Springtime cake. The petals are piped on top of a puff of icing to give more depth to the blossom


The Daffodil is not seen too often as a frosting flower, but it is worth learning how to do. Use a dowel to pipe the center "collar" in orange or yellow. It's striking. In the video I also add drop flowers made with a piping cone.

Buttercream Recipes

 Easy buttercream frosting, Italian meringue and Royal icing are all good for making frosting flowers with.

The royal is made with meringue and powdered sugar with a touch of lemon and is great for making flowers on stems and ahead of time. They will dry and harden like candy.

The easy buttercream recipe is one that I use most for making flowers and borders. The Italian meringue is not as condusive to making the flowers because its very soft and the flowers will not be as crisp.

Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue Buttercream

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