Hi Everyone!! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!!
We have a lot of great new things we are looking forward to sharing with you in the coming months!!
Today we have a very special treat for you -- a cupcake bouquet tutorial by the amazing Sugar Artist Jennifer Walleen. It all started when we saw these amazing cupcake bouquets that looked like real flower bouquets. Check these out!
Aren't those incredible?? We contacted the artist, Jennifer Walleen and asked her to put together a tutorial for us here at Cindy's Confections, which she graciously agreed to do. Thanks Jennifer!! So without further adieu, take it away Jenn!!
8 (12 oz) styrofoam bowls
1 4 inch pot
Box for transporting
30-32 MINI cupcakes iced like a flower (note: refrigerate for a few hours before assembling)
Green plastic or tissue to cover bowls
1. Decorate your cupcakes. The tips I used were the 2D rose, poinsettia 349 and the 79 mum tip. I got the multi color on the roses by putting a small amount of red in the bag with white. I have also used the leaf tip (349) for other flowers as well (not pictured) such as sunflowers.
2. Cut your box to fit the pot about halfway up the pot so it will not shift.
3. Turn one bowl upside down and tape the remaining seven bowls on top.
4. Cover the bowls with the green. Put rock or pea gravel in the bottom of the pot to weigh it down. Tape green covered bowls to the pot with clear tape and tie a ribbon around the pot. I like to put the pot in the box at this point but that is not necessary.
5. Start at the bottom of the bowls and work your way around the bowls, anchoring each cupcake with two toothpicks.
6. Start the next row anchoring each cupcake with one toothpick. Continue working around the pot and repeat until the green bowls are completely covered with the cupcakes. You should be able to get 30-32 cupcakes on bowls, depending on how tightly packed they are placed.
7. Fill gaps with greenery. I like to use silk leaves as they are a lot easier than making gum paste or fondant leaves.
Experiment with color and a variety of flowers for endless bouquet options!
Have fun and Happy Decorating!!
Thank you soooo much Jenn!! See more of her awesome creations HERE.