You will need a plain cupcake and a fair number of pink pig sweets. You will also need some pink buttercream to cover the base of the cupcake. Start by spreading pink buttercream over the surface of the cupcake. Then, place the pig sweets around the edge of the cupcake, in a circle. Keep adding more layers of pig heads until you get a rose design, like the one below.
This cupcake was originally a normal cake with buttercream piped on top. However, my mum, gran, aunt and I decided to try and hoard as many pig sweets on top as possible, it being a make your own cupcake stand. We put as many as we could on top, and it turned out to look like a very pretty rose. The buttercream in the middle is an unfortunate side effect, of placing them on top of lots of icing, but what can you do?
So there you have it: the simplest rose cupcake possible. If you cannot find pink pig sweets, then any pink or red candy will do. Please feel free to send me any pictures of your own rose cupcakes. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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