Hot glue your styrofoam ball into your pot
Rip (don't cut) tissue paper into various sizes
Fold up tissue over your finger
Add a dab of hot glue
Stick the paper onto your styrofoam ball
Repeat process filling your pot do that it looks like leaves
For more contrast in your leaves, add two different kinds of tissue papee
Bake your cupcakes using your favorite recipe. I use the vanilla cupcake recipe on www.wilton.com. Adjust the recipe to accommodate different flavors by subbing vanilla for other extracts
I bake regular size cupcakes as well as the mini ones. The mini ones act as buds in your bouquet
Insert your skewer into your styrofoam ball and insert your cupcake on the skewer. Add another skewer and repeat, adding regular size cupcakes and the minis
What your bouquet should look like finished
Tint your icing to whatever color you want for your "flowers". I used red for the regular ones and light pink for the buds
Fill your icing bags. For the roses, I used a 2d Wilton tip.
Start in the center and ice outward, overlapping icing slightly to get the swirl effect
Great gifts for special occasions!