Are you going to make it all butter cream or do you use fondant? I am not a fan of fondant but there is a search box at top right hand corner of CC that you can type in anything and read all kinds of information about however you want to decorate. You can also go to You Tube and type in icing flowers, butter cream flowers, fondant, how to smooth cakes, butter cream piping tips, butter cream borders, etc.
If you are a visual person like me you will learn much by watching the videos. You can learn anything but most of all by practicing you will get better and better. I love making butter cream flowers on cakes. You Tube makes it very easy to see how to make all different kinds of borders, flowers, etc. You can basically make any kind of flowers with butter cream and piping tips that you can make with fondant flowers. The selections are endless!!!!
You can always practice on your cupcakes by taking the paper off and decorating it like it is a small cake. I know you can do it but practicing will make it easier. Good luck!!! Keep your faith!!!
Edited by remnant3333 - 9/14/13 at 7:39am