Project: Rosewater Cupcakes


Cupcakes with roses in it. Real roses. If this isn’t a princess worthy cupcake then I don’t know what will be.

As you guys might have seen in the previous posts/Instagram, I’ve made cupcakes with rosewater + dried rosebuds! Lets face it, I don’t really like baking cupcakes because of the effort at the decorating part, and that people eat it in one bite and effort gone into the stomach. That’s why I prefer baking muffins for example.

But! I recently I’ve bought rosewater at Chinatown along with these dried rosebuds that are meant to be in teas. And I made cupcakes out of them so please check them out and maybe try them out as well c:

They were delicious!


Cupcakes met rozen. Échte rozen. Als dit geen prinsessen cupcakes waardig zijn, dan weet ik het ook niet meer.

Voor diegene die mijn blog/Instagram volgen, weten waarschijnlijk dat ik laatst cupcakes met rozenwater + gedroogde rozenknopjes heb gebakken. Eerlijk is eerlijk, ik ben nooit echt een cupcake bakker(in?) geweest, vanwege de moeite voor die topping en dat je die topping in 1 hap weg eet. Doei moeite! Daarom bak ik liever muffins ofzo iets. Minder pijnlijk zeg maar..

Maar laatst was ik weer in Chinatown en kocht ik rozenwater en rozenknopjes dat eigenlijk bestemd is voor het maken van thee. Maar ik besloot ze in de cupcakes te doen en ik hoop dat je ze uitprobeert c:

Ze waren lekker!

Da Recipe (makes 12): 220gr self raising flour,  210gr soft butter (room temperture), 200gr sugar, 3 tsp. rosewater, 4 eggs
Icing: 250ml cream, 4 tbsp. icing sugar, 1 tsp. rosewater, red food coloring (optional), dried rosebuds (optional) 
How I make my own paper cups: cut baking papers in big squares and press 2 of them per cup! 

2 happy colors! 

Sorry, I think I've over whipped the pink cream a bit :c I'm gonna use creamcheese the next time for buttercream! 

Soak the dried rose buds for about an hour if you want to achieve a soft texture with a bit crunchiness. 

Da Steps:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C and line papercups in a 12 muffin pan. 
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar until pale, creamy and sugar a bit dissolving. Add in all 4 eggs and beat it.
  3. Then add in the flour and 3 tsp. rosewater and beat everything until well combined and fluffy! 
  4. Scoop them into the pre-pared papercups in the muffin pan and bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes until golden brown (I flipped the muffin pan after 10 minute for a more incorporated baking)
  5. Cool the cupcakes completely (I let them cool down near an open window)
  6. optional: I used 2 colored whipped cream: white and pink, so I devided the 250 in two: 125ml white and 125ml for pink colored cream. Not feeling this combo, you can leave it entirely white or pink. 
  7. Whip cream with the 4 tbsp of icing sugar and 1 tsp. rosewater. Handmixer on its lowest speed! 
  8. Put the cream in the piping bag with any desired nozzle. Pipe them on the cooled down cupcakes.
  9. Decorate them with icing sugar and ready soaked rosebuds! 
Good luck! 


  1. Soft and fluffy Rose Cupcakes - would love to taste them right out of these amazing photographs x3
    ...but i dont know if i would eat the rosebuds ^_^°

    xoxo from Germany :3
    Vernissage ♥ Cream

  2. Wow ze zijn heel mooi geworden!

  3. Ze zien er echt heerlijk uit zeg.. en mooi ook, net kleine kunstwerkjes! En ik vind het super leuk hoe je je eigen paper cups hebt gemaakt :D

    (hoop niet dat je deze comment 2x krijgt, volgens mij heeft blogger de vorige opgegeten :( )

  4. those look delish! ive never tried rose flavoured products. i cant imagine what the dried rose bud would taste like o.o

  5. They look SO yummy! Rosewater is lovely <3

    Jennie xo |

  6. These look fabulous! I love rosewater (you should try rosewater ice cream!) & this looks wonderful. The cupcakes turned out fantastic & the decor (even though you said you hated decorating the cupcake) looks great! I like the less fluffy frosting though so I'd probably go for that instead of the fluffy frosting. Pretty cupcakes nevertheless. Wonderful adventures in baking!

  7. Oh my god lol. You and I are so totally on the same wavelength. I bought rose water like, 1 month ago with the intent to use it in some desserts but I haven't had time to experiment. These look sooooo delicious. And yes, cream cheese frosting is THE best. I have a recipe on my blog if you want one, it's with my mini chocolate cupcakes.

  8. Wow, they look so pretty. I've never tried it with rosewater, but I'm going to see if I can find some rose water at the store next time.

  9. Wow, these are beautiful! Almost too beautiful to eat! ^__^ Great job! Always love your posts!

  10. oooh this looks like the perfect princess treat! how pretty that you actually used roses! :)

    Metallic Paws

  11. ohhhhhh my god
    this literally made my day you are amazing
    the decoration looks so artistic and sweet!!!

    showing this to my friend who loves baking RIGHT NOW! :)

  12. wow beautiful photos! and excellent lighting!
    looks delicious!

  13. Ziet er mooi uit! (Vraagje: Smaakt het lekker die roosjes? D:)

    Fijn weekend alvast! :D

  14. Amazing cupcakes! Die ga ik ook proberen!

  15. Beautiful! I completely think of the soft steamed chinese cupcakes, exact same type of super soft airy fluffy cake. I love your idea of using rose water! I'm just drooling thinking of the scent!

  16. Ze zien er echt prachtig uit! Ik zou zo naar de keuken rennen en ze maken als ik rozenwater had (:

    Liefs, Janna

  17. These look gorgeous, such an awesome idea! ❤ Also, I ALWAYS over whip the cream haha, cream cheese frosting is a really great alternative :)

  18. The food looks amazing as usual !

  19. What a great recipe <3 ben benieuwd hoe die roosjes smaken!!

  20. these cupcakes are so pretty! you can eat the rose buds?

  21. Hey beauty you have a really nice blog,love your style,taste and pictures . Have a nice day =)

  22. Your rose cupcakes look truly adorable! And as always, I love your photos <3

    xx Satu
    Indie by heart

  23. They look so cute and delicious too! Have you ever thought of opening your own bakery btw? :)

  24. heeey Mei! Ik keek vandaag naar sommige oude posts (van mn blog) en zag toevallig
    een grappig (en ook een oude!) comment van jou:

    dacht die wil ik delen hahaha XD het ging over een ijsje (en ik weet dat je 'don't' was vergeten te typen ;P
    wat ik trwns nu pas zie lol)

  25. this is just beautiful!! such a beautiful creation to treat friends and loved ones with :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  26. omg you're so talented Mei T_T you just continue to amaze me!! xx

  27. Heerlijk zeg! Ik heb nooit eerder rozenwater cupcakes gemaakt/gegeten, ben benieuwd hoe ze smaken :D

  28. Delicious! I'm definitely going to try this one. The cupcake batter looks so fluffy, it looks also the perfect cooking time, and I like the icing sugar decoration touch together with the whip cream and roses.


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