Cupcake towers

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  • Mini cupcake towers made with three different-sized cupcakes – muffin, cupcake and mini, these cupcake towers are easy to make and would be the perfect food gift for someone special.

    This recipe shows you how to make modelling paste roses too, which can be used to decorate other cakes.


    • 1x batch of basic cupcakes
    • 1x batch of basic buttercream
    • Jam (optional)
    • 150g white fondant
    • Sugarflair Gooseberry food colour paste
    • 50g modelling paste
    • Various colours for the roses (Victoria used Sugarflair’s tangerine, baby Pink, baby blue and aubergine
    • rose petal dust for shadowing the roses
    • Sugar pearls
    • Cornflour for dusting
    • Royal icing sugar with a few drops of water (for glueing if you prefer)