Flower-Inspired Cupcakes from Spring Baking Championship

In the first episode of Spring Baking Championship, eight bakers have to create a cupcake inspired by flowers. Food Network Magazine featured their creations in the May color issue. 

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Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Jeff Harris/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Rose

Italian Cupcake with Vanilla Custard, Raspberries and Cape Gooseberries by Damiano Carrara

Rose

Hummingbird Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Chris Taylor

Nasturtium

Orange Cupcake with Orange Buttercream and Nonpareils by Simone Faure

Lavender

Lavender-White Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream by Andy Chlebana

Lavender 

Ube Cupcake with Lady Grey Buttercream and Lavender by Kristine de la Cruz

Lavender

Lemon Cupcake with Lavender Mascarpone Cream by Sandy Hunter

Sunflower

Chocolate Chip Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream and M&M Ladybug by Juliana Evans

Sunflower

Devil's Food Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream by Dwayne Ingraham