Piped buttercream forms the petals of these blooming beauties, while chocolate-covered sunflower seeds create the centers.
Photography: Raymond Hom
Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009
- Cupcakes (any flavor)
- Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcake Decorating, tinted with yellow gel-paste food coloring
- Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
- Pastry bag
- Small leaf pastry tip
Starting at edge of an unfrosted cupcake, pipe 3 to 4 circles of petals with buttercream, working inward and overlapping, leaving center empty. Fill center with chocolate-covered sunflower seeds.