Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Rain­bow par­ties are all the rage these days. Ever won­dered how cake dec­o­ra­tors man­age to get three col­ors into one cup­cake swirl? I’ll show you how in this rain­bow rosette pip­ing tutorial!

I love how you can adjust the col­ors that make up your rain­bow to match any theme. These pretty pas­tel shades would be per­fect for a lit­tle girl’s tea party birth­day and would rule the table at an Easter brunch, too.

Woot woot! Cup­cake party train comin’ through!

What You Will Need

  • 1 dozen baked and cooled cupcakes
  • 1 batch of vanilla but­ter­cream divided into three bowls
  • Pink, pur­ple, and blue gel food coloring
  • 1 pip­ing bag fit­ted with an open star 1M tip (or equivalent)
  • 1 liter yogurt container
  • Spat­ula
Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 1
Divide your but­ter­cream into bowls. Using a touch of gel food col­or­ing, tint each of the three but­ter­creams a dif­fer­ent shade, mix­ing it with a spat­ula until it’s tinted.

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 2
Fold the edges of your pip­ing bag open over the edges of the yogurt con­tainer. This will make it eas­ier to fill your pip­ing bag. Using your spat­ula, place the pink but­ter­cream ver­ti­cally in a 1/3 of the pip­ing bag (as shown above). Next, place some blue but­ter­cream in the pip­ing bag, and finally, insert the pur­ple but­ter­cream. Don’t worry too much about per­fectly divid­ing them into thirds as the col­ors will all run together once you start pip­ing anyway.

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

A view from above—our col­ors all nes­tled into the pip­ing bag!

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 3
Remove your pip­ing bag from the yogurt con­tainer and twist the end. Squeeze the pip­ing bag, let­ting the col­ors run. You can test this on a paper towel or a plate. Okay—you’re all set!

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 4
We’re going to pipe the rosette swirl. Basi­cally we’re mak­ing a counter-clockwise swirl on the top of the cup­cake. Start in the cen­ter of the cup­cake and start piping.

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 5
Con­tinue pip­ing in a counter-clockwise motion. This is the first rotation.

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Step 6
Con­tinue pip­ing a sec­ond rota­tion, pulling away quickly. This should all be done in one fluid motion—practice makes perfect!

You just piped a pas­tel rain­bow rosette! Good job!

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Now keep on pip­ing those beau­ties and get all excited to serve up the cutest pas­tel rain­bow rosette cup­cakes ever!

Rainbow Rosette Piping Tutorial

Hope you enjoyed this pip­ing tuto­r­ial. Let me know how it works out for you!

See you soon with another cakey fun DIY!