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Piped Buttercream Sunflower

Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

Tools and Materials
Cupcakes (any flavor)
Pastry bag
Small leaf pastry tip
Swiss Meringue Buttercream, tinted with yellow gel-paste food coloring
Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds 

Piped Buttercream Sunflower How-To
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.