chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, buttercream frosting, mini chocolate chips (or regular as shown above)
A friend and I worked on these (there were about 2 dozen) and although they are simple, we learned that the consistency of the frosting is really important. If it is too thick, then the petals won't make a point. To thin frosting, add between 1/2 a tsp. and a tsp. of water to a cup of frosting, and keep doing this until you get the right consistency. By the way, we used freezer Ziploc bags to hold the frosting. Sandwich bags aren't strong enough to handle the pressure.
These cupcakes were decorated June 2009.