Here's a different idea for presenting your cupcakes. My customer wanted just a few cupcakes for her and her husband's wedding anniversary, but I didn't just want to give her some cupcakes in a box. I wanted it to be more special but I thought a cupcake bouquet would be too difficult for her to transport. So this flower cake is what I came up with.
To create this, I purchased a foam heart and hot glued it to the cake board; I also set it at an angle for more interest. I then stuck toothpicks into the Styrofoam using the already baked cupcakes as a guide.
I then cut small circles of tissue paper in different shades of green, I crunched them up a bit before I punched them down onto the toothpicks so the would be fluffy not flat. After piping the roses onto the cupcakes, I inserted them onto the toothpicks and then I piped on their leaves.
I think the end result was much better than just a few cupcakes in a box.
I made this flower cake for niece Kar'Leigh's 3rd birthday. She had no desired theme so my sister and I decided to make a flower cake. The bottom tier was 12x3 round pan, the middle was a 10x3 round pan and the top was an 8x3 round pan.
I leveled each cake with fishing line. Very important especially when stacking cakes. I made a flower pattern on a piece of paper for each tier and put the pattern on the cake and cut around it. The bottom and middle tiers had dowels in them for support and the middle and top tiers were on cake boards cut to fit their shape.
The frosting was homemade buttercream colored with Wilton gel colors. I also colored the cake batter pink. I baked sugar cookies on Popsicle sticks and stuck them in last minute so they wouldn't fall off. Overall it was pretty simple to do and my niece loved it.
This pretty flower cake was made for my daughter's 1st birthday. I hired a large flower shaped tin and used 3 packets of Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake Mix to get a lovely high cake. Extra cook time was needed accordingly.
I iced the cake with homemade butter cream icing, tinted in pink and yellow colours. To get the detailing I used a piping bag. It started off plain and got more and more detailed until I ran out of room!
Mini marshmallows were added for detail and coloured sprinkles (which we call 100's and 1000's) were added on top of the cake in the centre of the petals. A single wired butterfly was then added.
This cake was lovely and moist and was the perfect size for 60 people. We had one small piece left at the end of the party..which I sent home with Nana.
I made this flower cake for a friend whose daughter was having a garden party. It's made from an 8 inch round cake and 12 cupcakes. I cut a little bit off one edge of 11 of the cupcakes (to give them a flat side so they'd fit more tightly) and arranged them around the 8" cake as petals, attaching with butter cream frosting.
I then covered the entire flower with light green icing, smoothed as best I could, and refrigerated to set slightly. I used a #30 star tip to pipe the centre of the flower (and around the bottom edge) in darker green and the petals in pink.
The ladybug was made with the extra cupcake which I cut a bit to shape and covered with red frosting. The head and line are made with chocolate frosting and the spots are chocolate chips.