Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min

A cake will look boring without any decoration. Want a fancy decoration? Buttercream flowers may make your cake beautiful and taste good too.

How to Make Buttercream Flowers

This recipe will definitely make your cake pretty and also smells like a real rose since there is rose water in the ingredient. Want to start? Let’s go!


  • 5 lb or 460 gr confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup or 225 gr unsalted butter, leave it in room temperature for awhile
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder for natural leaves color
  • Yellow, orange, soft pink food coloring


1Mix the room-temperature butter with a mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attached. Sift in the confectioner sugar little by little or divide them into two batches. Mix it until the batter becomes thick, then add the rose water.

2Save an amount of buttercream in a separated bowl. Then add the rest of the second batch of confectioners sugar to the main batter. Mix it by hand until you get a little bit stiff, playdough-like, consistency. You will use this batter to create a flower shape.

3Divide the batter into several small bowls and dye them with the food colouring, so you should get soft pink, yellow, and darker pink (mix pink with orange). Then mix a bowl of batter with matcha powder to get natural green for the leaves. For the leaves, put the green batter into a bag fitted and use 68 tip.

4Before assembling, you need to cut 2.4 inch squares of parchment paper, piping bag, 127 tip, and piping nail or turntable. If you get them all, then you are ready to make buttercream flowers.

5For the yellow colour, transfer it into a piping bag and then cut the tip. For the soft and darker pink, put them into one piping bag with 127 tip. Put the air bubbles out and test it out by paste the parchment paper into piping nail or turntable. Don’t forget to prepare the buttercream base too.

6To make a rose, shape the base buttercream into a small cone and put it in the middle of the parchment paper. Tip the centre with a bit of yellow. Pipe down the pink colour buttercream into a spiral shape and add arcs into it, curve it up. Then, you can make as many petals as you want, to make the desired rose.

7When you are done and need to transfer the flower, you can cut the bottom with scissors and put it on your cake. For the final touch, pipe down the green buttercream and make the leaves.

See? It is easy to make and definitely will beautify your cake in no time. You may need time to practice and perfect your flower-making skill, but it is totally worth to try. You can also create another shape of flowers so your cake will look like a garden.