Ever wondered how to make one of these?
It's extremely simple and I'll show you how.
What you need:
- a planter
- a styrofoam ball or blocks of styrofoam
- wooden skewers
- green crepe paper
- a couple of baked and decorated cupcakes
Here's what you do:
- fit the styrofoam ball or blocks of styrofoam into the planter. Make sure it's a snug fit. Cover completely with green crepe paper.
- depending on how big you want the bouquet to be, poke wooden skewers through the styrofoam to cover the surface. For this bouquet I used 11.
- In order to assess how many cupcakes and skewers I would need, I did a mock-arrangement with my cupcake liners before poking the skewers in.
- Don't use very moist cupcakes for this - the ones with yellow sprinkles that I used were quite moist and it was very hard to keep them from falling apart. The skewers would just break them in two.
- Now all you need to do is fit your cupcakes over the skewers. You can frost/decorate them either before or after you're done assembling the bouquet.
That is it - it is that simple!
I made that bouquet a long time back, it was the first time that I had ever made a cupcake bouquet & I still have the planter because I picked all the cupcakes off it & didn't allow anyone to eat them.
Because I had frosted the cupcakes petal pink (to match the pink ribbon) and I used shortening instead of butter because it was a warm day; the bouquet was mostly for display and so I didn't want to risk the butter-based frosting slipping off.
Before I even got to the bake-sale, just minutes after I had frosted the cupcakes,they turned from pink to this alarming shade of fuchsia! Strange, huh? I don't know what happened; maybe the shortening was no good or there was something wrong with the food color. I couldn't tell. And I couldn't risk letting anyone eat a cupcake and getting sick.
However, it was so much fun to make this bouquet. It's a perfect gift - I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to receive one of these for a birthday or anniversary.