I recently ran across the directions for making these adorable rose cupcakes at Family Fun and decided to add them to our celebration of St. Therese's feast day this year. Even though they were simple to make, they did take a bit of time. Nevertheless, it was totally worth it and they turned out so cute!
Since this recipe only makes 12 mini cupcakes, and therefore uses very little cake batter, I ended up baking the rest in two round 8" pans for our Rose Petal Coconut Cake.
- 12 mini cupcakes
- White icing
- 6 rolls of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Cherry Rage or strawberry flavor
- 1 roll of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Color by the Foot flavor
To make a rose, unroll a piece of the cherry or strawberry fruit leather and divide it in half along the wavy perforated middle line. (Note: If their isn't a wavy perforated middle line, cut your own with either a pizza cutter or scissors.)
Take one of the halves and roll up about 5 inches to form the flower's center.
Set the rolled strip wavy side up in the middle of a cupcake.
Continue to loosely wrap the remaining fruit leather around the center at a slight angle until the flower is completed.
Repeat this process for the remaining flowers. (You should be able to get 2 mini roses out of each roll of fruit leather.)
Cut leaf shapes from the wavy edge of the Color by the Foot strip, then tuck the leaves under the roses.