Succulent Cupcakes with Edible Moss
Edible moss is trending in the world of cake decorating, and cactus cakes are still as popular as ever! So combine both styles and bring a new twist to your cupcake designs.
You can learn how to make edible moss here.
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- 400 g Renshaw Chocolate Frosting Pot
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Claret
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Leaf Green
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Eucalyptus
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Holly Green
- 700 g Buttercream
- 12 Cupcakes
- Edible moss
- Crushed digestive biscuits
- Crushed chocolate biscuits
Renshaw products used
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Prepare your equipment: Piping bags, Couplers, No.2 round piping tip, No.8 round piping tip, No.199 open star tip, No.104 petal tip, No.24 small closed star tip, No.352 leaf tip, Spoons, Bowls, Scissors
Colour 200g of buttercream for each of the following Rainbow Dust ProGel Colours: Leaf Green, Eucalyptus and Holly Green ProGel.
Colour 50g of buttercream with Rainbow Dust Claret ProGel and place into a piping bag fitted with a No.24 tip. Leave the remaining buttercream uncoloured and place into a piping bag fitted with a No.2 tip.
Place the Leaf Green, Eucalyptus and Holly Green buttercream into piping bags fitted with couplers. This will allow you to interchange nozzles.
How to pipe a cacti:
Take your preferred colour of green buttercream and attach the No.199 tip to the coupler.
Take a cupcake and pipe upwards with an even amount of pressure. Take the plain buttercream in the No.2 piping bag and pipe dots up the length of the cactus. Then take the Claret buttercream in the No.24 piping bag and pipe a small flower on top.
How to pipe a leafy succulent:
Take your preferred colour of green buttercream and attach the No.352 leaf tip to the coupler.
Take a cupcake and pipe a layer of leaves in a circle. Pipe another layer on top of this within the circle below. Repeat until the desired height is reached.
How to pipe a rose succulent:
Take your preferred colour of green buttercream and attach the No.104 petal tip to the coupler.
Take your preferred colour of green buttercream and attach the No.104 petal tip to the coupler. Take a cupcake and pipe a cone for the middle of the rose succulent. Pipe petals around the cone to build up the succulent.
How to pipe a tube leaf succulent:
Take your preferred colour of green buttercream and attach the No.8 tip to the coupler.
Take a cupcake and pipe a layer of long tubes in a circle. Pipe another layer within and repeat until the middle is filled.
Once your succulents are in place, fill in the rest of the cupcake by sticking the edible moss and crushed biscuits to the cupcake with a small amount of Renshaw Chocolate Frosting.