Sunflower Cupcakes

Piped buttercream forms the petals of these blooming beauties, while chocolate-covered sunflower seeds create the centers.

Sunflower cupcakes
Photo: Raymond Hom

These cheerful frosted cupcakes are just the treat to brighten up everything from a Mother's Day brunch to a bridal shower tea party. To decorate, our Swiss Meringue Buttercream is tinted yellow and piped along the edges of your favorite flavor cupcake to create the delicate flower petals, while chocolate-covered sunflower seeds form the centers.



  • Pastry bag

  • Small leaf pastry tip


  1. Starting at edge of an unfrosted cupcake, pipe 3 to 4 circles of petals with buttercream, working inward and overlapping, leaving center empty.

  2. Fill center with chocolate-covered sunflower seeds.

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