Mother’s Day is just around the corner (& although Mums should be celebrated everyday), why not make your Mum something special this year? Give your Mum the best gift of all, flowers she can eat – talk about a two-in-one! Seriously though, this cupcake flower pot, will surely put a smile on her face, and a treat in her hand.
I made these for my Mum a couple of years ago – and she absolutely loved them. This year I thought I’d try a little harder with the icing, and try piping more “real” looking flowers. But, don’t worry too much about piping the perfect flowers, this will turn out great no matter how you frost it. These little pots will make a great centrepiece, for a Mothers’ Day brunch, or to have out on the counter all day long. The only downside to this wonderful gift, is that she might think it’s too pretty to eat!
You will need:
- 18 – 20 Cupcakes
- 1 Medium Terracotta Pot
- 1 Styrofoam Ball
- Green Tissue Paper
- Green Cupcake Holders
- White Icing
- Food Colouring (colour of your choice).
Let’s Get Started
- Start by baking your cupcakes, you can use a box mix or make one of your favourite recipes. Make sure you give them plenty of time to cool.
- Add some food colouring to your icing – I used Wiltons’ “Rose” food colouring for my flowers. Scoop your icing into a piping bag with a tip for easier control.
- Ice your cupcakes to look like flowers (start in the middle of the cupcake and work your way around), once completed set them in the fridge to firm up.
- Place the styrofoam ball in the pot so it fits nice and snug (you could add glue around the rim to secure it, but it’s not necessary).
- Using clean cupcake liners and toothpicks, pin down the empty liners all around the top of the ball (pictured below).
- Cut your tissue paper into small squares to create the leaves, in-between the cupcake flowers. Taking two squares at a time, place them diagonally across each other and pinch the bottom to create a little cluster (pictured below).
- Attach the green leaves to the open areas around the ball, using more toothpicks. You can add more leaves once the cupcakes are on.
- Remove one empty liner at a time, and place a decorated cupcake in its spot (if needed, add another toothpick to make sure the weight is supported).
- Add more tissue paper to any open spaces you notice.
- Finish by tying a bow around the bottom, or keep it plain like I did!