Cupcake Rose Bouquet

Cupcake Rose
A beautiful bunch of cupcake roses!

I was lucky enough to be publish this post first as a guest post on A Creative Cookie. Kate’s blog is loaded with crafts and diy info, including a number of great tutorials. She was very kind to offer guest posting opportunities and it was fun for me to be involved.

I hope you’ll enjoy making this as much as I did. I originally saw the idea for a cupcake bouquet on pinterest and knew I had to try it myself.

Mini cupcakes
Flower pot or other container
Popsicle sticks or Lollipop Sticks
Styrofoam base
Green tissue paper
Hole in the cupcake
Step 1: Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool. Poke a small hole in the base of the cupcake
with a toothpick. This is similar to pre-drilling a hole in wood. Making the small hole with
the toothpick first allows the popsicle stick to go into the cupcake with less effort.

Cupcakes on sticks
Step 2: Put the sticks into the cupcakes. If the cupcakes seem to fall off the sticks,
just melt some chocolate and dip the sticks into the chocolate first before putting them into the cupcakes.
I didn’t have that trouble with these mini cupcakes but regular-sized cupcakes might need the extra step.
Un-iced cupcakes
Step 3: Insert your Styrofoam into the base of the container. You’ll need a snug fit so press it in tightly
or use some floral tape (or glue) to secure the base to the container.I added some green tissue paper
fringed to look like grass. Other options are things like parsley or Easter basket grass.
Start in the middle
Step 4: This is the only tricky part to this process and it isn’t hard to master at all! Go on, try it!
Using a star shaped icing tip, start in the middle of the cupcake.
Keep swirling around
Step 5: Continue to swirl the icing around in a circle all the way out to the edge of the cupcake.
Look how easy that was– it’s a rose!
Cupcake Bouquet
Step 6: Keep making roses until your cupcake bouquet is full and beautiful. I used a dozen mini cupcakes in this bouquet.

Wouldn’t these be sweet on a dessert table at a baby shower or wedding shower?

Or make them for Mom just in time for Mother’s Day? If you are unsure of your icing decorating skills, take a shortcut. I saw a dozen mini cupcakes packaged for sale at Whole Foods last weekend and the icing pattern was in the shape of these sweet roses.

Use different colors and themes throughout the year and this will become a favorite way for you to enjoy eating (and looking at!) cupcakes.

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  1. says

    These look absolutely delicious and very creative, I saw your link at the party, just added myself as your latest follower, I am always looking for inspiration to share. I wish my icing skills were as good as yours, I agree a great Mothers Day gift.

    Lee ☺

    • says

      Hi Lee, So very nice to meet you! Thanks for following along, I appreciate it. I am a beginner at icing– it’s a lot easier than it looks but I know I need a lot of practice to become more consistent.

    • says

      Thanks so much for following along! I’d love to join your link up party and will check it out tonight. Having some computer issues at the moment but will stop by once they are resolved. Have a great night!

    • says

      So glad you’ve found something you like here on my blog. I think these cupcakes are so sweet and may have to come up with another reason to make them– a party, a dinner with friends or just a fun surprise for the kids.

  2. says

    Holly, this is so creative! I can’t imagine how you even thought of this! I discovered you on Two Yellow Birds and I’m now following. I would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

    • says

      Hi Sherry, thanks for your comment. I agree- this is a creative use of cupcakes but I can’t take credit for it at all! I saw it on pinterest and the link is in the post. Gotta love all the great ideas on Pinterest! Holly

  3. says

    What a great treat to give someone! You have some great recipes on here! And thanks for your comment on my Summer Badges!
    RM, Home Confetti

  4. says

    These are so cute! They would be great for a party or even for a centerpiece at a party. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  5. says

    WOW…completely spot on fabulous! I can’t tell the original from what you’ve created! Happy to have found you and enjoy a super week!

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