Have you ever made a cupcake bouquet? If not, today is your day, and it’s easier than you think. It’s a great Mother’s Day Gift idea, but it can be made just for fun or for birthdays or graduation parties or baby showers or anything! It is both a centerpiece AND a dessert, a win win! What makes it so so easy is the grocery store bakery-bought cupcakes – with them, you can put together your bouquet in no time.
Didn’t it turn out so so cute?? You can pin the image below to save the idea for later:
Let’s go ahead and get started on the tutorial!
–Free #MomLife handdrawn cut file
Go here for how to use vinyl.
Mini Cupcake Bouquet
—Foam Ball to fit the mug (mine was 4 inches, but my mug was pretty large)
–Mini Cupcakes from your local grocery store bakery
In case you like to watch the process in action, I put together a how-to video for this project, yea!!
Base Preparation for Mug
First fit your foam ball into the cup. It may need to be cut down or adjusted. Mine sank too low into my cup so I used a scrap of foam under it to make it a little higher.
Now, it’s time to attach the cupcakes. I tried a couple of different methods so I could pass along the best info. At first I put the toothpick in the cupcake and then tried to place it on the foam, as shown below:
But it actually worked better to place the toothpick on the foam and then put the cupcake on it. The only tricky part is getting the toothpick through the paper wrapper, so I made a small hole in the bottom of the cupcake first, then put the toothpick in the foam, and then placed the cupcake onto it.
Since these are mini-sized cupcakes, they won’t slide down the foam – a single toothpick is enough to hold them into place. That’s what makes this so easy!
Filler for Finishing Touch
Once you have all of your cupcakes placed, you’ll notice that there are still gaps, as if your bouquet is missing something. Most floral bouquets have greenery as filler, so we’re going to make that as well! Fold your crepe paper until you have four layers, then cut out a leaf shape. Hot glue the leaves onto a toothpick and place into a space in your bouquet. Repeat until desired.
And that’s it!! I added some vinyl to my mug to personalize it a little – such a fun gift idea!
So go pick up your goodies and get to creating – it’ll probably only take about 10 minutes and you’ll have this yummy gift to give!
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Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
This is so cute! Am I allowed to make one for myself!?
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Eeek this is SO cute!
And I think Chelsea has a good idea. I will make these for me and for table decor (will be rather shortlived for sure).
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This is so cute! Cupcakes? Yes, please!
Jackie M. says
How do you anchor the styrofoam inside the cup before toothpicking the cupcakes onto it? Tape? Glue gun (which would render the cup unusable in the future?)
Mandy Beyeler says
I didn’t anchor it at all – – I just made sure the foam ball was a pretty good fit, and that’s all it needed. To raise up my foam just a little, I glued a small piece of foam under the foam ball, but I didn’t actually glue anything to the cup. Hope that helps!
So cute, but where can I find the free cut file for this? Thanks –
Mandy Beyeler says
ah, sorry – – here ya go! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-CHHbPtK76sV3prMS1KREV4bGc
Great work! The tutorial is clear to follow. Thanks for the sharing. #show and tell link party
Mau nha dep says
So cute!! I haven’t thought it can be easy-doing like that. Thanks a lot for your sharing. Now I can make one for my mother on her birthday.
I was looking for ways to showcase cake pops and I came across this display. So adorable! I think I could totally do this with cake pops too! Maybe even a mix of cupcakes and cake pops. Awesome presentation and as a stand alone gift. Thanks for sharing!