I've been seeing lots of rose cupcakes on the baking blogs I visit . . . there's so much to see and learn on the web! Here's my first attempt . . . not too bad, though I will experiment with other buttercream recipes as this one didn't give the smooth, crisp edges i've seen in some pictures.
Here's one of the two dozen chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream roses I made for the Teacher Appreciation luncheon at my kids' school today!