No matter what the occasion you’ll grab attention and feed lots of guests when you make a cupcake bouquet. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, having a birthday party for a child, or would like to give a tasty gift to someone special, you can’t go wrong with a cupcake bouquet!
You’ll find the cupcake bouquet beautiful when it’s assembled, but if you need to travel with it, that’s not the best idea. It can be a little difficult to travel with a huge bouquet of food so it’s best if you assemble the bouquet upon arrival at your destination.
Start with a pot to hold the cupcake “flowers”. It’s a good idea to weight it down in order to keep the bouquet from tipping over as cupcakes are plucked from it. Weight it with marbles, beans, rice, small rocks or other heavy objects.
Use a Styrofoam ball which is large enough to fit snuggly into the flowerpot. Push it tightly into the pot to hold the flower stems. Flower stems are made from small-diameter dowel rods. You’ll find them at a home improvement store or a craft store. Use ones that are six to eight inches in length. Paint them or use them in their unfinished state. Glue silk leaves onto them, if you want, or even leaves made of felt.
Bake the cupcakes using a box mix or your own recipe. All the cupcakes can be the same flavor or you can make assorted flavors. Decorate the cupcakes by making one continuous swirl, that goes from the center to the outer edge, or decorate it with dots that cover the entire surface. The purpose is to make each cupcake look as much like a flower as possible. Give each cupcake flower a different color or make them all the same to make a bouquet of roses or another flower.
Make a tiny hole in the bottom area of the cupcake wrapper, right in the middle. This makes it easier to push the dowel into the cupcake. Push some of the dowels further into the cupcakes than other ones so that all the cupcakes don’t stand at the same height. If you want, give the cupcakes a frilly look by covering each one with a piece of colored tissue paper. Push the ends of the sticks into the Styrofoam ball inside the pot.
There are different ways to cover the Styrofoam and create a more finished look for the cupcake bouquet. Cover the ball with shredded foil or paper, Spanish moss or even fake greenery from a craft store. The finished bouquet makes a stunning impression! They’re the best tasting flowers you and your guests will ever eat!