Food & Recipes

The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro Shows You How to Make Poinsettia Cupcakes

by Sarah Zorn 1:17 PM, December 21, 2017

Aired December 22, 2017

If you can squeeze a piping bag, you can definitely make these festive cupcakes!

Transforming a batch of white frosted cupcakes into a bouquet of holiday poinsettias is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Ok, 4.

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1. Roll the tops of the cupcakes over a plate of sparkly crystal sugar.

2. Use a bag of red icing to form two layers of petals.

3. A dot of yellow forms the center of the flower (that would be the pistil, for all you horticulturists).

4. Green piped between the petals look like leaves. Or in Rach’s case, pine trees.

Not sure of the technique? Cake Boss Buddy Valastro shows you how it’s done in the video above!