How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet

by Jeff McCoy

Supplies

  • 1 Plant pot
  • 1 Styrofoam ball (should fit in the pot)
  • 2 Packs of different color green tissue paper
  • 1 Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 Pack skewers (wooden)
  • 1 Batch of your favorite cupcakes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Hot glue your styrofoam ball into your pot

    Step 2

    Rip (don't cut) tissue paper into various sizes

    Step 3

    Fold up tissue over your finger

    Step 4

    Add a dab of hot glue

    Step 5

    Stick the paper onto your styrofoam ball

    Step 6

    Repeat process filling your pot do that it looks like leaves

    Step 7

    For more contrast in your leaves, add two different kinds of tissue papee

    Step 8

    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

    Step 9

    I bake regular size cupcakes as well as the mini ones. The mini ones act as buds in your bouquet

    Step 10

    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

    Step 11

    What your bouquet should look like finished

    Step 12

    Tint your icing to whatever color you want for your "flowers". I used red for the regular ones and light pink for the buds

    Step 13

    Fill your icing bags. For the roses, I used a 2d Wilton tip.

    Step 14

    Start in the center and ice outward, overlapping icing slightly to get the swirl effect

    Step 15

    Great gifts for special occasions!

    Step 16

    Close up