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
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.
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.
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 :).
Place all the remaining cupcakes close together to form a lovely bouquet.
Some of the items used to make this cupcake bouquet:
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