I don’t know if you have seen them lately, but cupcake bouquets seem to be pretty popular on Pinterest right now. I had a fundraiser that I wanted to take something fun and different and thought that I should definitely try them! I didn’t really look up how to do them, figuring I could work it out myself, and I did! Everyone really loved it!! You could make one of these if you need a centerpiece for a party, a unique gift, or maybe you could deliver it as a get well soon/thinking of you bouquet!
I think I ended up using about 18 cupcakes on this bouquet, but it was a bigger sized box. You could find smaller containers and make two with one cake mix, or find a bigger container and do one huge one!! No matter how you do it, I’m sure everyone will love it and will tell you how creative and wonderful you are ;-). You’re welcome.
You will need:
To make your own bouquet, start by baking some cupcakes. I used a box mix, which makes 24. It works best if you make them the night before and put them in the fridge to firm up. If you try to do it with freshly baked, it won’t work. Just trust me on that ;-). You will also want to frost the cupcakes. I use a very large star tip and do it so that it looks like a flower (I’ll do a tutorial on that someday hopefully soon. Also, I learned a trick or two at the bakery I used to work at, so my frosting rocks!). That way the icing will harden up and won’t fall off.
To ready your container- it can be a vase, a box, a tin, whatever you find. I got mine at the $ Tree.. Cut a piece of floral foam to fit tightly into the bottom. Take your cupcakes out of the fridge, and using a sharp knife, poke a hole through the bottom of the cupcake liner. Insert a lollipop stick, making sure not to go all the way through the cupcake. If you tried to just stick the lollipop stick through the bottom, it will be a) super hard to do without squishing the cupcake and/or b) you will probably push too hard and stick it through the top. Then just start sticking the sticks into the floral foam, making sure that you cover all holes. It’s easier to stagger them so that they will cover everything. And you’re done! Store in the fridge until you are ready to deliver!
I actually have an airbrush icing kit, so I airbrushed my cupcakes red, but you can either tint the icing before you ice them, or buy one of those cans of spray icing at Walmart.
If you have any questions or I didn’t explain something well, please let me know!