Just in time for Mother’s Day, cupcake bouquets make excellent centerpieces as well as gifts. They are fun, simple to make, and require just a few easy-to-find materials. You can make a bouquet as large or as small as you want and use standard, jumbo, or mini cupcakes. Make cupcake bouquets for weddings, baby or bridal showers, or any other occasion!
You will need:
metal or clay pot
piece of styrofoam
wooden sucker sticks or dowels (longer sticks can be cut into different lengths)
cupcakes decorated as flowers
To make a cupcake bouquet:
Bake and cool your cupcakes. Denser cupcakes will work best. Base the amount of cupcakes you make on the size of pot you will be using to display them in. We used 6 cupcakes in a pot that had an opening of about 5″. While the cupcakes are cooling, cut a piece of styrofoam to fit down into the pot. Cut wooden sticks if needed and stick them into the styrofoam. Place one in the center and then arrange the rest at an angle around the center stick leaving a 1.5″-2″ in between each stick.
Decorate your cupcakes as an assortment of flowers. Let the icing crust.
Use a cake tester to poke holes through the bottom of each cupcake. This will help them to fit onto the wooden sticks easier.
Arrange the cupcakes onto the wooden sucker sticks. Be careful not to let the cupcakes touch one another.
Cut pieces of food grade tissue paper in half and tuck into the empty spaces of the arrangement.