Sunflowers cupcakes

(34 ratings)
Summer sunflower cupcakes
Summer sunflower cupcakes
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Pretty as a picture and easy to make, these delicious cupcakes will impress kids and adults and would make a gorgeous food gift too


For the cakes:

For the sunflower icing:

  • Ĺ x basic buttercream recipe
  • Yellow paste food colouring
  • 3-4tbsp dark chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli
  • Large piping bag fitted with petal/leaf piping tube e.g. PME ST52

Try not to pipe the petals so that they hang too far over the edge of the paper cases, or they may get damaged. You can buy the piping nozzle from or call 01295 750681.


  1. Have your basic cupcakes ready.
  2. As soon as the buttercream has been made and while itís still soft, whisk in sufficient food paste colouring to give a bright yellow colour.
  3. Spread a thin layer of yellow buttercream over the top of each cake. Press a round of the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli in the centre.
  4. Fill the piping bag, fitted with the petal tube, with the remainder of the yellow buttercream. Pipe a layer of petals around the outside of the cakes, then pipe another row a little way in, to give a double row of petals on each cake.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 360(kcal)
  • Fat 23.0g
  • Saturates 14.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Amber Gordon

I love these cupcakes they scream SUMMER! i just hope when i try to make them they look like this and not like a blob of mess squished flower lol.


These cakes look so summery and pretty and I'm going to make them this weekend to take over to my partner's parents house for after lunch.


heyy, is 'No 36. Flower' the same as the petal nozzle. thanks

GTK Recipes Assistant

Hi Laura, thank you for your comment. Yes that is the correct piping tube. You can buy the tube from Hope that helps and let us know how they turn out :)


My friend has asked me to make the summer sunflowers for her but I do not have any piping equipment and I am having difficulty finding the "petal piping tube, e.g. PME ST52" online all I can find is a "leaf" piping tube called "PME ST52" - is that the same thing? Thanks.

gtk Recipes ed

Hi Jean, the egg whites are perfectly safe and aren't raw as they are heated in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. If you try the recipe let us know what you think!

Ms. Francis

The Italian Meringue Buttercream recipe on here is safe as it is cooked when you pour the boiling sugar into it.


It looks yum

jean mellor

is it safe to use raw egg whites?

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