Hello! This is Sharon from Crafts ‘n Coffee, happy to be back with a DIY, Halloween Cupcake Bouquet! The first time I saw a Cupcake Bouquet, I was in awe. And then I made one and realized how easy it is to make a Cupcake Bouquet. It’s an impressive way to serve up cupcakes, and you can even use store-bought cupcakes. So, be the hero at the classroom party or neighborhood Halloween Bash and make a Cupcake Bouquet!
STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” ball
Pot, bowl, basket, or other container to fit the 6” ball (I used a terra cotta pot, which I painted black)
Cupcakes baked in liners (you’ll need at least 16 cupcakes, and maybe as many as 20)
Frosting in orange, purple and bright green*
Candy eyes in white, yellow and green
Tissue paper in white, orange and bright green
Low-temp glue gun
Tools needed: Scissors, toothpicks, metal skewer, cake decorating bag and round tip* (Wilton’s 1M round tip)
*If you’re using purchased cupcakes, you can totally skip the frosting and cake decorating tools. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Step 1: If using purchased cupcakes, skip to Step 2. Otherwise, bake your cupcakes in liners and let cool. (The final number you need will depend on how much of your foam ball is exposed, and how you arrange your cupcakes. I’ve used anywhere from 16 – 20 when I’ve made Cupcake Bouquets.)
Step 2: Position your ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam in your container and test the fit. It should fit snugly, so that it will not tip, roll or fall out of the container. To help with the “fit”:
• If your ball rests too low in the container, add a little crumpled paper in the bottom of the container to raise up the ball.
• If needed, secure the ball in the bowl with low-temp glue.
Step 3: Add a row of cupcakes around the rim of the bowl. To add a cupcake, insert two toothpicks into the foam ball so that the picks point slightly upward. Poke two holes in the bottom of a cupcake using the metal skewer. Insert the cupcake onto the toothpicks. Repeat, adding toothpicks and cupcakes, till you have the first row all around the foam ball.
Step 4: Add a second row of cupcakes.
Step 5: Finish adding cupcakes to fill in the opening at the top.
Step 6: If your cupcakes are unfrosted, frost them using Wilton’s 1M round tip.
Step 7: Cut the tissue paper into 3” – 4” squares. Carefully tuck the squares between the cupcakes, and using the metal skewer, push the tissue paper into the foam ball.
Step 8: Place two candy eyes on each cupcake.
It’s darling, right? I’ve even added a Thanksgiving Cupcake Bouquet to the Thanksgiving dessert menu. You can never have enough dessert at Thanksgiving, right?