Halloween Mini-Cupcake Bouquet
Who said bouquets had to be made out of flowers? I much prefer this fun edible version made from mini-cupcakes and created especially for Halloween! This adorable (and delicious!) bouquet is super-easy to make and will work as your dessert and your centerpiece…here’s what you do:
Step 1- Bake Your Cupcakes
Line your baking tin with some fun cupcake wrappers, I found these spooky bat versions at Target. Using a regular box of cake mix, follow the instructions and cook at 350 degrees for 10 min (mini cupcakes cook fast so keep an eye on them!) Cool for 15-20 min.
*NOTE: You can also use regular size cupcakes, but I’d suggest using the mini versions instead; they are easier to work with and well, just a whole lot cuter!
Step 2- Prepare Your Vase
Use a vase with a round opening about 4-6 inches in diameter and place some matching tissue paper inside for color. Next, pipe a good amount of crazy glue along the rim (work fast, it dries quickly!) then place a large styrofoam ball (I got this one at Walmart) on top and hold for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.
Step 3- Cupcake Time
This is the fun part, icing your cupcakes! I used a can of orange icing that came with four icing tips, much easier than a piping bag, or you can use a regular container and spread the icing with a knife- it’s up to you. Remember, real flowers are not ‘perfect’ so just have fun with the decorating! After your cupcakes are iced, take a skewer and pierce the bottom center of each one slightly and set aside to harden.
Step 4- Build Your Bouquet
Take wooden skewers that have been cut into 3.5 inch pieces and poke them half-way into the styrofoam (one at a time, starting along the bottom) adding the cupcakes on them via the pierced hole you made earlier. Continue all around in layers until the whole sphere is covered in lovely “cupcake blossoms”!
Last Step- Enjoy! :)