Cupcake Bouquet

April 24, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

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Looking for something different for mom for Mother’s Day? How about a cupcake bouquet? You can make one of these pretty easily and mom is sure to be impressed. Making flowers on cupcakes is so much fun and there is no wrong way to do it. The kids will love helping you with this project too.

Cupcake Bouquet

Cupcake Bouquet

In order to make the flowers shown here use a star tube. I used tubes 96, 106 and 74. When decorating the cupcakes be sure to start on the outer edge and work to the inside. I sprinkled the tops with Edible Glitter too. Sprinkles or Jimmies would be great also! In a hurry?  Just frost the cupcakes and use Jelly Beans to make flowers.

Flower Cupcakes using Tips

You’ll need to find or buy a suitable container for the cupcakes, even a clay flower pot would work great. You will also need some foam for the inside of the pot, wooden skewers, colored grass and ribbon.  The colored grass is to cover the foam in between the cupcakes.

I found it easiest to put the skewers in the foam without the cupcake and then stick the cupcake on top of the skewer. Poke a hole in the bottom of the cupcake with the sharp end of the skewer will make it easier to put the cupcakes into the arrangement.

Did you know that when you use real vanilla beans, that after you scrape the seeds out that you can add them to sugar for at least a week and make vanilla sugar? It is a great use for the pods instead of throwing them out. Use the sugar in coffee or baking.

Flower Cupcakes for Cupcake Bouquet


Make sure to grab the Frosting Recipe while you’re baking the cupcakes!  It’s a versatile frosting that works great on cakes and cupcakes alike.

Cupcake Bouquet
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Mary Ellen @ That’s My Home
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Serves: 24
A cupcake bouquet makes the perfect centerpiece for any special occasion.
  • Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean
  1. Add the butter and sugar to your mixer bowl. Beat until sugar and butter are combined and light with the whisk attachment.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and mix until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla. Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out the inside. Add to the mixing bowl.
  3. Mix together in a small bowl the cake flour, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir with a fork to combine.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Mix until combined. Add remaining flour and milk.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes for the mini cupcakes and 18 – 20 minutes for the regular cupcakes.
  6. Makes 96 mini cupcakes or 2 dozen regular cupcakes
  7. Recipe adapted from Cook’s Illustrated.

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Mary Ellen is the writer and creator of That’s My HomeRecipes, Food and Cooking, and Razzle, Dazzle Recipes. Mary Ellen loves to cook and bake and learned to cook watching her grandmother, mom and aunts in her grandmother’s busy kitchen. It was a magical place where it seemed as if the pot never emptied and there was always room at the table for one more.  It seems only natural that she would love to cook and bake so much.  She worked in her uncle’s restaurant all through school and continued on a culinary path for about 15 years including being a pastry chef at a big hotel.  She even owned a bakery for a short time.
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3 thoughts on “Cupcake Bouquet

  1. Bonnie says:

    This looks great. Item 10 in your instructions doesn’t give the # of cups of powdered sugar. Also, how do you get the bi-colored frosting?

  2. Jenny, I just saw these at the From Dream to Reality party – A D O R A B L E! I’m going to share this with my daughter who often brings baking in to her co-workers. I think she’ll wow them with this bouquet 🙂 Thanks Mary Ellen for sharing your recipe with us.

  3. Esta é minha primeira vez uma visita aqui e estou genuinamente pleassant para ler todos
    em sozinho Coloque.

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