I put together a pretty challenging rose cake pop tutorial for Mother’s Day and have to admit it isn’t for everyone. Today I would like to share another DIY flower post which should be more manageable for beginners. This simple flower bouquet can work across many occasions such as bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays or just as a pick-me-up for a friend who needs some love =)
What You Need:
- Daisy cookie cutter
- Yellow non pareils
- Flower pot
- Styrofoam ball that fits inside of the flower pot
- Green Tissue Paper
- Clear Tape
What To Do:
- Bake cupcakes. I have used a vanilla cupcake recipe for my cupcakes as I want to have a light color cake.
- Place Styrofoam ball into the flower pot. I have used a four inch ball in this tutorial. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake (about an inch) from the bottom. Insert the other side into the top of the Styrofoam ball. You can also use two toothpicks to hold the top cupcake to make sure it is more secure.
- Place two tooth picks in each area where you want a cupcake. Slide a cupcake onto each pair of tooth picks. It is better to use two tooth picks for the side cupcakes.
- Put a bit of buttercream in the center of the cupcakes (to hold your fondant flower).
- Roll out your fondant and press your flower cutter against it.
- Place the flower on the cupcake. The buttercream should hold the fondant in place. Use your knuckle to slightly press against the center of the flower to create a small dent.
- Grease the dent area with some buttercream and sprinkle the yellow non pareils in the area. Align the non pareils in the form of a circle. Repeat steps 4 – 7.
- Cut green tissue papers into small strips. Fold strips into half and pinch the bottom of the fold. Place a piece of clear tape at the bottom of the pinched part and stick it to the exposed Styrofoam in between the cupcakes. Repeat this step until you have covered all the gaps in between the cupcakes. This should cover up the exposed Styrofoam.
- Tie a ribbon around the flower pot to finish the “packaging”.