Easy Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot

I made this Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot for our friends’ farewell party but it would be great to offer as a gift on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or even to use it as a centerpiece at a wedding or similar event. It’s super easy to make and you really don’t need to be a professional baker! The only disadvantage is that it won’t last as long as a real flower bouquet : )). For the cupcakes, I made carrot cake cupcakes and cream cheese frosting as this is what our friends liked the most. All the other supplies that you need are available at craft stores – I bought them from Michael’s. Someday I will make the flower pot out of real cake but in the meantime let’s see the step-by-step tutorial for the easier version…

Materials & Tools:

  • About 24 mini cupcakes – you need ¼ of the batter indicated in my carrot cake recipe here
  • Frosting, at room temperature  – you can make the frosting as indicated in the previous recipe but don’t add the pecans if you want a smoother texture
  • 1 piping bag fitted with 1M Wilton tip
  • 1 styrofoam ball – 6’’ in diameters
  • 1 flower pot – your styrofoan ball should fit into the flower pot as seen below

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Materials & Tools


Bake your cupcakes and make the cream cheese frosting.

Take a toothpick and insert it into each cupcake to make a hole and remove it. It’s easier to do this now so you don’t end up messing the piped rose on your cupcake afterwards.

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Take a toothpick and insert it into each cupcake to make a hole and remove it.

Place the frosting in the piping bag fitted with the 1M tip. Place it perpendicular to the surface of the cupcake and starting in the middle of the cupcake, pipe a spiral while gently squeezing the bag.

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Place the frosting in the piping bag fitted with the 1M tip. Place it perpendicular to the surface of the cupcake and starting in the middle of the cupcake, pipe a spiral while gently squeezing the bag.

Make roses on all your cupcakes.

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Rose cupcakes

Take a toothpick and insert it in the styrofoam ball where you want your cupcake. You should insert the toothpick at a 45 degree angle so your cupcakes won’t slide down and fall. Take a cupcake and slide it onto the toothpick… and since you already made a hole in the cupcake this should be fairly easy to do. If you feel your cupcake is not secure enough you can always insert a second toothpick – I didn’t need to do this but mainly because I used mini cupcakes, which I definitely recommend using instead of the bigger ones. The smaller they are the more roses you’ll have and you’ll end up with a prettier bouquet :).

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Take a toothpick and insert it in the styrofoam ball where you want your cupcake. Take a cupcake and slide it onto the toothpick.

Place all the remaining cupcakes close together to form a lovely bouquet.

Rose Cupcake Bouquet in a Pot - Pink & Red Roses

Some of the items used to make this cupcake bouquet:


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  1. Jamie says

    Do you think this would be possible with regular sized cupcakes? Planning a 60th birthday party for my mother, and want to use store bought cupcakes – baker doesn’t make mini ones 🙁

  2. Gloria says

    Beautiful cupcake bouquet! I would love to know what colors and brand you used to color your frosting. So pretty!

  3. lisette wever says

    i live in aruba and i have asked this question allot of times but i can never get a reply. some people have share but here i dont have ratio shortning only crisco. my question is if i want to make a bouquet like that of do i make the frosting from not falling from the cupcakes ????

    • Roxy says

      Hi Lisette,

      You can use any type of vegetable oil, it doesn’t have to be Crisco.
      Regarding the frosting, if you use the recipe I suggested the frosting will hold its shape properly and won’t fall off of your cupcakes,

  4. says

    Lovely bouquet of cupcakes! It’s so pretty it makes me what to learn how to pipe roses!

    Pinning our Party Board!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST.

    ~ Ashley

    • Roxy says

      You should definitely try out piping roses, it’s easier than you might think! Thanks so much for pinning and for hosting such a great party!

  5. says

    CONGRATS ROXY!!! Your gorgeous Easy Rose Cupcake Bouquet will spotlighted in this week’s MUNCHING MONDAYS Party. Hope to see you again and share the great news :-) Warmest, Nic

    • Roxy says

      Thanks Annabel! I’m sure you’ll do great if you try making it… you don’t need to be a pro at cake decorating, you just need a piping bag, a 1M tip, frosting and some cupcakes. The tip will do all the work for you :-P.

  6. says

    Roxy, now this cupcake bouquet is even better than the others I’ve seen – love the rose petal icing! I’m visiting from the Work It Wednesday Party and definitely pinning this for my daughter. She bakes cupcakes often to share with her co-workers and I think she’d Wow them with this. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Roxy says

      Thanks so much Marie for stopping by & for pinning! I’m glad I inspired you (your daughter) and would love to see a picture is she decides to make them <3 !

  7. says

    Very cute! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party


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