Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Buttercream Ranunculus Roses Tutorial

I love the simple things in life.

The older I get "simplicity" is where it is happening, baby.

All. The. Way.

When I discovered how to make a simple buttercream ranunculus rose, I was ecstatic.

Can you hear me jumping up and down with excitement?

I am.

If you are like me, you always under estimate the time it takes to make a cake.

Honestly, I should factor in an additional hour (or two) for each cake because some some aspect of the cake design IS going to get complicated.  It always does no matter how much I plan out the design.

Today, you are in luck.  This will most likely be the most simplistic buttercream rose tutorial you will ever read.

Step #1:  Buy a BakersCraft tip #96.

Step #2:  Prepare your piping bag with medium consistency buttercream and pipe swirls in a "counter clockwise" motion.

Watch, in amazement, how they miraculously become baby ranunculus roses.

That's it.  You did it.  It is just that simple.

Add a few leaves for to make them pop.

Make ombre ranunculus mixed with rosettes just by piping the swirl in a "clockwise motion."

Pile the roses on top of each other for a different kind of drama.

A simply stunning cake that takes very little time to make.

Use a round tip to pipe the centers.  I used a Wilton tip #7.

Don't tell anyone that you did this so quickly.

Now that you have time to spare you can make zebra colors inside to match the outside.

Your friends will be amazed. YOU will be amazed.

It will appear as if this cake design required hours and hours.  But we know better.

It will be our little secret.

I won't tell.

Let me know if you try it!

If you love making flowers as much as I do, check out "The Making of the Sugar Rose" here.



  1. Thank you for teaching us these!!! xoxo

    1. My pleasure! I can't wait to see one of your creations using this tip. I know it will be beautiful!

  2. Beautiful, Donna! Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Thank you Gulnaz! If you ever make them, don't forget to share it with me!

  3. This is awesome thank you for sharing this