How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet with Video

I have a new love, flowers in a cupcake bouquet. When my husband and I started dating I told him that I didn’t want him to buy me flowers. He thought I was weird so I explained I didn’t like them because they die. Sure they’re beautiful when you receive them, but watching something that beautiful slowly wilt away and turn brown as the petals fall off is sad. He respected my wishes, but now I want to change my mind. How great would it be if your hubby made you a cupcake bouquet? They don’t die and you can share them with everyone you love! This is my idea of a perfect bouquet of flowers.

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Supplies for How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet:

Flower Cupcakes-Here is How to Make Hydrangea Cupcakes with Video that will show you exactly how to make these pretty flowers.
Container-find a good size that will hold your styrofoam ball
Styrofoam Ball-this one is almost 8″ and it will hold about 31 cupcakes
Toothpicks-2-3 per cupcake
A decorating bag with a coupler filled with green frosting fitted with a leaf tip #352.

Let me start by saying cupcake bouquets are very simple to make. I know I say things are ‘simple’ a lot around here and it’s true. Once you see how things are done, it eliminates the mystery and fear so you can see the simple steps you need to take to make your own creations.

Take this cupcake bouquet for example. All you need are cupcakes that look like flowers, a pot, a styrofoam ball and a few toothpicks to make a beautiful cupcake center piece for your dessert table. Let’s get started.

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  • The most challenging part of this project was finding a container with a styrofoam ball that fit snuggly in the top. I suggest you pick the size of the styrofoam ball first and then find the container.
  • I found it works best for me if the ball sits half way in the pot. You will need half of it stinking out so when you add your cupcakes your bouquet will have a nice rounded shape.
  • You can cut your own styrofoam but it’s messy and a little tricky to get the right size. I prefer to buy the pot and ball together so I can play with it at the store to make sure they are a perfect fit.

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  • Next, bake and decorate your cupcakes. You can make any kind of flower cupcakes you want for this project. Hydrangeas are really simple and great for beginner decorators.
  • Now it’s time to add the cupcakes to the styrofoam ball. I am going to warn you, the bottom row needs to be secure so the rest of the cupcakes can rest on them.
  • Place two toothpicks in in the ball near the rim of the pot.
  • Angle the toothpicks up so they will hold the cupcakes better. Watch the video to see how I adjusted them.

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  • Add a cupcake to the toothpicks by sliding it down on toothpicks.
  • Add the next set of toothpicks and place a cupcake on them. Be sure to add it very close to the first cupcake so your bouquet will look nice and full.

In the video you will see that hydrangea cupcakes are top heavy. There is quite a bit of frosting on top so when you place them on the side of the ball they want to fall off your bouquet. No worries. Place the cupcake on the toothpicks and then add an additional toothpick through the cupcake paper to hold it in place.

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  • See how the pink and green cupcakes has an additional toothpick sticking out of the back? Once you add the next row you won’t see them anymore but your cupcakes will stay exactly where you put them.

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  • Here is a better picture for you. See the toothpicks? They are wonderful little tools that make your bouquet beautiful!
  • Complete the first row of cupcakes by placing them close together while securing them with the toothpicks.

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  • The second row only needs two toothpicks. Since the first row is secure, the rest of the cupcake flowers will rest on them and stay in place.
  • Continue to work around the pot placing the cupcakes close together without having large holes in between them.
  • There will be a few holes that we will fill later with leaves so don’t stress.

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  • You’re almost done! Once you get to the top of your cupcake bouquet, place the remaining toothpicks in the styrofoam ball. Adding the toothpicks now will make it easier to add the flowers without crushing them.
  • Then slide the cupcakes in place.

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  • Remember when I said don’t leave holes? Well, you can see I didn’t take my own advice very well but it’s not a problem. Just fill the holes with some green icing and then make some leaves with the leaf tip.


  • See! No more holes.

Remember when I said you need to watch the video? You can see that my plan for the bottom row didn’t work like I thought it would since the hydrangea cupcakes were a little top heavy. Don’t let that stop you! When you want to do something keep at it until you find a way that works. Adding one more toothpick to the bottom row of cupcakes made this cupcake bouquet work.

How to Make a Pretty Cupcake Bouquet | The Bearfoot BakerI have one more bit of advice for you. Remove the toothpicks as your guests take the cupcakes from the bouquet especially if there are children around. The last thing your get together needs is a crazy styrofoam ball that looks like a wicked puffer fish. Sounds like that could make your party memorable in a not so friendly way! Yikes!

Bear hugs,