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How to Pipe Orange Blossom Flowers / طريقة عمل الزهر بالكريمة – CookingWithAlia – Episode 433

the ONLY tutorial on how to pipe buttercream orange blossom flowers! INGREDIENTS: Buttercream (Video: https://youtu.be/jKquOJkjOts) STEPS: Step 1 – Prepare the Buttercream - Watch the video on how to make this buttercream - We are going to use red coloring for the roses and green for the leaves Step 2 – Prepare your tools - Prepare the piping bags: - we need white butter cream with a 59S tip - orange cream with a #5 tip - green cream with a #2 tip - yellow cream with a #16 tip Step 3 – Pipe roses - First, pipe the base of the orange blossom flower, a nice wide blob of white icing in the center of the nail. - Next, pipe the petals from the center and out. There are 5 petals total… and your first flower is done. Now, in the center of the flower, pipe the yellow heart. - Make more… here I am trying my first flowers. A few pointers: the piping tip with the white buttercream has to be vertical like a comma punctuation. Also, when you are piping the petals, make sure your hand is steady and pipe them out in one take without shaking your hand. - Practice, it gets easier! - Ice your cupcake with cream cheese frosting, then place the blossom flowers on top. - Now, pipe 2 oranges. These are just round small blobs of orange buttercream. - Finally, let’s pipe closed blossom flowers. First pipe little green balls, then top them with little white balls. That’s how closed flowers look. - End with small leaves on top of the oranges and around the flowers. - And here you have it – the first cupcake in the world that is decorated with buttercream orange blossom flowers!!! let’s make more!!!¬¬ Bon appetite!

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New Brow Line from Benefit, GLOBAL EXCLUSIVE!!!| رسم الحواجب مع بينيفت

Have you ever wondered how you'd look without brows? No brows, no problem, Benefit has you covered with your new 9 piece collection! Thank you Benefit for giving us the first, exclusive global sneak peek available June 24th at all Sephora stores in the UAE & at select Sephoras in the Middle East June 30th. هل تساءلت يوماً كيف ستبدين من دون حواجب؟ لكن لهذه المشكلة حلّ مع بينيفت. أطلقت بينيفت مجموعة خاصة بالحواجب مؤلّفة من 9 منتجات! شكرً بينيفت لمنحي هذه الفرصة لأكون أوّل من يجرّب هذه المجموعة ويعرضها للعالم! ستتوفّر هذه المنتجات في الـ24 من يونيو في جميع فروع سيفورا في الإمارات العربية المتحدة وفي بعض الفروع الأخري في الشرق الأوّسط وذلك في الـ30 من يونيو. @BenefitMiddleEast #BenefitBrowsME #BenefitBrows #collaboration

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The Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe / كب كيك بالشوكولاتة – CookingWithAlia – Episode 430

Let's make Chocolate Cupcakes. This recipe is a keeper! INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 115 grams (1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon) white granulated sugar 85 grams (3 oz.) dark chocolate 160 grams (3/4 cup) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 65 grams (1/2 cup) all-purpose white flour A pinch of salt 14 grams (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder RECIPE: Step 1 – Make the Batter - In a sifter, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Sift into a large bowl. - Place a separate bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Add the butter and dark chocolate in the bowl, and let them melt over this hot water bath, or what we call “bain-marie”. - Once melted, remove the bowl from the saucepan and place it on your kitchen counter. Stir together the butter and chocolate into a smooth mixture of heaven. - Add the sugar and a pinch of salt, and whisk with love until all ingredients are well integrated. - Add the eggs one at a time to the chocolate mixture while mixing with an eggbeater. - Next, add vanilla paste and continue beating for a few minutes until you get a smooth fluffy texture. - Add the dry mixture, little by little, to the chocolate heaven and use your spatula to fold the ingredients in a gentle circular movement, from top to bottom, so we keep the nice fluffy volume of the whipped eggs. Step 2 – Bake the Cupcakes - Place the batter in a piping bag and pipe it in cupcake liners that you already placed in your cupcake baking pan. - Fill the cupcakes liners 2/3 of the way full as the cupcakes will puff up when baked! - Bake in a preheated oven to 360 F / 180 C for about 25 minutes. - Once done, gently press in the center of the cupcakes. They should feel firm and springy. Step 3 – Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting - Watch the video on how to prepare the cream cheese frosting. Step 4 – Make it Yummy! - Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, top them with some yummy cream cheese frosting and sprinkle some goodness on top!

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