I know, I know. More cupcakes. As if I haven’t already made and eaten enough cake in the last few months!
But this is for Mother’s Day OK?
And after we eat these we’re going to go on a detox. And by we, I actually mean mum. This will probably be her last sugary, buttery, carb-ey, delicious treat before she throws herself head first into the boring world of vegetables and no sugar.
I’m behind you all the way mum! I promise not to tempt you with anything else (until the day after you finish the detox).
Last year I got mum a nice mug for Mother’s Day. It’s not the greatest present in the world but she’s a big tea drinker so she appreciated it. (I think?)
But this year I thought I should up my gift giving game and give her something more than just a mug. Like a Cupcake Bouquet in a mug! Genius right?
In all seriousness, she deserves a lot more than this for Mother’s Day. She’s a beautiful, caring, nurturing, funny, down to earth person and I’m very blessed to have her in my life. (Love you mum!)
Cupcake Bouquet Supplies
T H I S P O S T C O N T A I N S A F F I L I A T E L I N K S
A nice mug of your choice
Styrofoam Ball (in a size that will fit your mug)
Mini Cupcake Liners – Petals
Bake your mini cupcakes and allow to cool.
Place 2 sheets of cellophane on top of your mug. (I just used some cellophane bags I had laying around, and cut them into single sheets.)
Squish your Styrofoam ball on top of the cellophane until it’s sitting snuggly on top of the mug.
Make your buttercream frosting. I use this recipe and it’s always a winner.
I used two different shades of pink for a two toned effect. To do this, just scoop some of the first colour into your piping bag on one side, followed by the second colour on the other side.
Using the Wilton 1M tip, pipe frosting onto cupcakes starting from the inside and working outwards. Once cupcakes are decorated it’s time to assemble.
Starting at the top, stick a toothpick into the centre until it’s sticking out about 2cm. Slide your cupcake onto the centre of the toothpick.
Repeat with remaining toothpicks and cupcakes until entire ball is covered.
I’d be happy if I received one of these on Mother’s Day! So easy to make. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be giving this one a try 🙂
And don’t forget to pin for later!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mama’s and mama’s to be out there! xo