Petal frosting techniques didn’t emerge too long ago in the cake world, but they are proving to be incredibly popular and there are so many variations!

Rainbow, ombre, multi-colour – this is a really versatile frosting style that I’d love to share with you today.


Certainly not the fastest icing technique, but well worth the time invested for this unique and easily customizable frosting style.

View the full comprehensive video tutorial, including handy hints and tips, or you can read on below for step by step instructions

Tools, Equipment and Ingredients you will need:

2-3 Zip lock bags (1 for each colour of frosting you’re using)
2 Spoons
Cupcakes to frost
Buttercream frosting, in your desired colours

Step 1

Take your frosting and colour it in your desired colours – 2 – 3 colours works best for cupcakes

Step 2

Add a few spoons of each colour to each zip lock bag. Seal the bag and use your scissors to cut a small corner off to form a makeshift piping bag.

Step 3

Build your base colour of frosting up on the cupcake to create a mound, then smooth off the top and sides so you have a perfect flat top frosted Cupcake.

Tip: Click HERE to view our flat top frosting technique video

Step 4

Taking your first colour, place small dots of frosting in a line across the top edge of the cupcake.

Step 5

Using your knife, smooth each dot from halfway down until they are flush with the flat top frosting on your Cupcake

Step 6

Repeat with your alternating colour and then repeat until your cupcake is completely frosted.

Tip: Make sure to keep your dots in line with each other, and your lines straight so you end up with a uniform finish

Step 7

To finish, use the back edge of your knife to neaten up the flat sides of your frosting, and remove and overhanging petals.

cupcakes with scalloped petal frosting

I hope you like this easy, fun frosting technique. If you love it, please LIKE and SHARE on your social media.

If you have any questions about this tutorial, please watch the video above – if you don’t find your answer then feel free to comment below and I will do my best to answer.

Xxx Elise