With the help of my boyfriend’s brilliant daughter, I made some rose cupcakes this weekend. Prior to this, I have never been able to pipe a rose. I used to think that people were crazy when they said they couldn’t.
After having icing melt in my hands for hours, I learned that the key to piping roses (for me and his daughter) is speed. That way it can’t melt on you before you get it onto the cupcake. Another objective crossed off the list.