Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As each year passes, I always try to be creative, or at least hope my husband is a little creative, but every year I get the typical flower gift. Don’t get me wrong I am happy with my beautiful bouquet of flowers but the way through my heart is definitely through my stomach.
So when I came across this video, I knew this would be the perfect idea. It has the appearance of a beautiful bouquet of flowers but it also satisfys my sweet tooth.
Items used in the video:
– 6″ flower pot
– 5″ styrofoam ball
– 11 cupcakes
– pink buttercream
– red buttercream
– white buttercream
– green tissue paper
The first thing you want to do is to secure the cupcakes to the styrofoam ball by inserting the tooth picks into it, and anchoring in the cupcakes. I used two toothpicks per cupcake to ensure that they would stay put. For this sized pot/ball, you can fit seven cupcakes around the bottom, and then four on the top.
After the cupcakes are secured on the ball, they are ready to be decorated. You want to decorate the cupcakes after they are on the ball, as you would risk ruining the icing on the top of the cupcake if you tried to put them on the toothpicks after they were iced. We have a couple of different tutorials in our Playlists on ways to decorate cupcakes as flowers if you need some inspiration. Obviously, I show you three different techniques in the Bouquet video too.
After the cupcakes are iced as flowers, you will want to let the buttercream crust. Buttercream (made with real butter) will “crust” as the butter hardens. You can do this by letting the bouquet sit on the counter for a while, or you can speed up the process by popping it in the fridge for about 10 minutes. You want the buttercream to have a slight crust to it in case you accidentally touch the icing when you are putting the tissue paper leaves in.
The last step is to take the green tissue paper and insert it in between any gaps the cupcakes have in between them.
Source: Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio