Moist and delicious, these red velvet cupcakes are decorated with pretty cream cheese icing flowers. As pretty as they are tasty, this simple piping technique is easier than you think!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners.
Cream together the butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes on med/high speed with an electric mixer.
Divide the icing between the cupcakes and smooth with a knife or offset spatula. Alternatively use a piping bag and decorating tip to pipe a design (see the video for an example).
Place a few pearl sprinkles in the center of the petals (if piping).