How fun is this? A friend found this on Pinterest one day and asked if I would make it for her grandmother's birthday. It takes some time, but the results are SO worth it!
Start with cupcakes that have been decorated using a middle-to-outside swirl so that they resemble a flower.
Insert a Styrofoam ball into a flower pot. There are several different sizes so I suggest taking your pot with you to test out which size works best.
Insert toothpicks into the ball wherever you want the cupcakes to go. Here is a tip: leave your toothpicks pretty high. If you insert them too far, they will be too short and the cupcakes will slowly fall off. For some of the cupcakes I used three toothpicks.
|Close up view of how the toothpicks should stand.|
Once you have the cupcakes secure, cut strips of green tissue paper...
...then fold them accordion style at one end and insert between the cupcakes.
After the tissue paper was between all the cupcakes and all empty spaces were filled, I then used a glue gun to secure some pieces around the outside edges to hide any of the ball that might be showing. Then I glued a white ribbon around the base of the ball in order to have a clean edge. (I apologize I did not get any action or close up shots of this.)
What's better than flowers and cake? Both! This cupcake bouquet is sure to make anyone's day over-the-top special.