Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Baking: A Sunflower Cupcake Bouquet.
My daughter's friend had a birthday on Sunday and we wanted to make her a cupcake bouquet.
So start with a cupcake and an oreo.
Scoop out enough of the cupcake to make the oreo flat. Fill the hole with some icing and top with oreo.
Next add leaves around the bottom and top with yellow icing.
I used a leaf tip to make the sunflower leaves.
All the cupcakes lined up. I must tell you at this point.... the cupcakes were so cute I didn't need to go further but ..... I wanted to give a bouquet a try.
We also wanted to give the bouquet some color... so we added red cupcakes as well.
So I glued a 6 inch styrofoam ball into a clay pot.
Using skewers that I cut short.
I placed them in the ball, using a cupcake to measure the room I needed.
9 cupcakes on the bottom, 5 cupcakes in the middle and three on top.
I punctured a whole in the bottom of the cupcake paper and placed them on the skewers. We also filled in the holes with green tissue paper.
All in all, I would make this again with a pot that would support the bottom cupcakes. We held our breath and almost lost three bottom cupcakes. But it is cute!!!!