Cupcake Bouquet

Sunday, January 23, 2011
UndertheTableandDreaming

Thank-you Stephanie for featuring Faithfulness Farm and my fun cupcake bouquet!

I am always on the lookout for fun ways to present food. I recently saw a cupcake bouquet. To quote Ina, HOW EASY IS THAT!! Pretty easy and what a GREAT project for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a shower, a tea party or any occasion you want something special. You need cupcakes and frosting (tint if you want to color your cupcakes). The other things you'll need is an urn or pot, a 1/2 round of styrofoam to fit into your pot, toothpicks and a pastry bag for piping your frosting.

I used mini-cupcakes from my favorite devil's food cake recipe. See below for recipe.



My favorite vanilla buttercream frosting tinted PINK.


TADA!! Isn't it pretty?!




Devil's Food Cake
(Printable Recipe)

1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 1-1/2-inch-high sides. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Sift in flour, cocoa and baking soda. Stir to combine. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in pans on racks 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks and cool completely. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap cakes separately in plastic wrap and store at room temperature.)

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
(Printable Version)

2 sticks butter, softened
1/4 cup half & half
5-1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place softened butter in bowl and add confectioner’s sugar. Mix well, and then add the milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Makes enough to frost a two layer cake or 30 cupcakes.



Sharing at Miss Betty's Cupcake Sunday, Mary's Masterpiece Monday, Susan's Metamorphosis Monday, Krafty Kat's Gettin Krafty With It, Beverly's Pink Saturday and Sunday Showcase Party.


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70 comments:

  1. arkie said...:

    How lovely that is! Can't wait to try it!

  1. LDH said...:

    So, so, so pretty! I want to make one of these for my family. Thank you much for posting :)

  1. Sue said...:

    This is just such a pretty way to display cupcakes, Gail! They look so special underneath your cloche. The bouquet would be so special as a centerpiece at my next tea. :-) Thanks for sharing.
    ~Sue

  1. La said...:

    Your cupcake bouquet is so pretty, what a wonderful way to present a simple dessert, La

  1. Ann said...:

    that is adorable..what a great idea!!

  1. Amazing Gail! So fun and pretty, add the cloche and it looks like art-enjoy:@)

  1. Oh, I love that dome! Cuppies too! :)

  1. Kim McCallie said...:

    That is so pretty, Gail, like beautiful pink roses. I love your cake dome, too. This would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

  1. Charlotte said...:

    What a great idea! I am going to try this for maybe Valentines. Thanks.

  1. Betty said...:

    Hi
    I just love this post. I'm going to bake this for my granddaughter's. Maybe for a birthday party.
    Thanks for joining Cupcake Sunday
    xo
    Betty

  1. so very pretty. Perfect for upcoming Valentines day!

  1. Wow, that's really clever...and they almost look like flowers when it's all put together. That pink frosting looks yu mmy. Did you actually eat the cupcakes after awhile? I would have ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    Love the pink frosting and being under the cloche elvates the bouquet to something seriously special.

  1. Honey at 2805 said...:

    Oh, how cute can you get? Cupcakes a la Urn Under Glass!

  1. Tina said...:

    How cute is that? I love it. And you picked a perfect color..a beautiful centerpiece! Can't wait to make one of my own!

  1. Dani said...:

    very nice....my husband is diabetic so would make this sugar free....what a nice surprise it would be...

  1. Kathleen said...:

    I love it!! Great for a Valentine's Day centerpiece too!

  1. Gail, thanks for stopping by tonight. I must say, as a LOVER of cupcakes, I think this is fantastic! I'm going to think about using your idea for an upcoming bridal shower. Several of these in urns... Hmmm.

  1. Patty Sumner said...:

    How Beautiful! This is such a creative idea. I think I will use this one for our Couples Valentine's Party at church. Blessings!

  1. Patrizia said...:

    WOW! I love this! Im going to try it :) Thank you for posting!

  1. Theresa said...:

    That's ALMOST too pretty to eat!

  1. This is just the cutest thing I've ever seen! I can't get over how pretty it is, Gail, and those cupcakes look delicious. Thanks so much for the idea and sharing the tutorial, too, I might just have to give this a whirl!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  1. I now wish for a cupcake bouquet for Valentine's Day. That is super cute!

  1. Melody said...:

    Pretty in pink..sweet cupcake display. So original too. Visit Mel's Cabin for a sip of coffee with those cupcakes when you're in the neighborhood.

  1. Marlis said...:

    I think your urn makes the whole picture absolutely perfect. How lovely. This is something I am sure I can do.. Wonderful idea. Thanks soo very much for sharing this. Have a blessed week.

  1. Cathy said...:

    Just beautiful, Gail!

  1. Krafty Kat said...:

    That is just gorgeous! It really is too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing and I would love for you to link this to my Gettin' Krafty With It party tomorrow!!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/

  1. Wow, this looks so tasty and beautiful! I have to try this.

  1. Johanna said...:

    Whow, those are truly the sweetest pink roses, I ever saw. I will copy that. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings, Johanna

  1. Gail, this is simply stunning. I have to try this. Just soooooo pretty!

    Happy Monday, sweet gal.

    Hugs, Barb

  1. Oh I love it. I think I am going to make this for my Mom's birthday this weekend!

  1. Lori said...:

    Such a clever girl! I am going to use this idea really soon to WOW my friends.

  1. Gail -- this is really a great way to present sweet little cupcakes! Joni

  1. Mary said...:

    Wow, great job on the cupcake bouquet, I love it! Thank you for joining in on Masterpice Monday. Mary :O)

  1. Cathy said...:

    Great post, Gail! The bouquet is a fantastic idea and will be beautiful on a buffet table. Wouldn't this be perfect for Easter!! Or a baby or wedding shower. Love it.

  1. Jenn said...:

    Loved this idea so much, I'm making them right now for my 15th wedding anniversary! Ya know, just in case "someone" forgets to bring me flowers ;) Thank you~

  1. Diann said...:

    Hi Gail!
    Oh those cupcakes looks so cute as a bouquet in that urn!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    What a cute idea here, they look so pretty and tastey too! Thanks for sharing good ideas! :D

  1. Vintage Gal said...:

    That is absolutely the sweetest thing~I LOVE it. What a wonderful idea ;-)

  1. I totally LOVE this. I am here via Cuisine Kathleen. This looks so easy and totally inspired.

    I'm off to search your post for your favorite butter cream recipe.

    - The Tablescaper

  1. I've looked all over your blog (printable recipes and through the search mechanism) and I can't find your buttercream recipe. Please do share!

    - The Tablescaper

  1. I added the buttercream recipe. Enjoy :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

  1. Oh my word! That is the prettiest thing I've ever seen! So glad you came by so I could remember to stop over here. I'm saving this one!

  1. Pioneer Beauty said...:

    Hello Gail,
    Oh My.....That's GORGEOUS!! I can just see myself coming over and saying, "Oh What Pretty Flowers Gail..." then going to smell them and ending up with Frosting ALL over my Nose...but then again that wouldn't be a bad thing..: ) You Need to Open up a School...you have such a wonderful God given Talent for Cooking and Baking...Let me know when that happens and I'll be your first Student.. : ) well..I know I can't make it but I can be your first Honorary Student.... : )

    Have a blessed day and thank you for sharing such wonderful Recipes..

    Angelina

  1. Oh this is just the cutest idea I have seen yet! I need to make something as a thank you for my coworkers while I've been off and I think this will do the trick!
    Terry
    PS your's are nicer than the you tube ones:)

  1. Lori Lynn said...:

    Just lovely!

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  1. Gail, this is such a great idea! Your centerpiece of cupcakes looks pretty and delicious! I'm going to try this! Linda

  1. Jacqueline said...:

    Oh, this is just fabulous. Kathleen sent me over to see and now I just have to have one. What a great bouquet for Valentine's Day. Yours is just presented so incredibly. Wow, wow, wow. Thanks a ton for sharing such a great idea.

  1. Miriam said...:

    That is so beautiful! My 4 year old daughter would go crazy for this :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  1. Angie said...:

    Wow, that is amazing! So beautiful! I have a food club on Sundays called Sundays at One Food Club and we would love for you to join us! And this by the way, is a great post for Pink Saturday!

    Angie
    Linen + Verbena
    Cocina Diary (my food blog)

  1. Bella said...:

    Hi Gail,
    Oh I love your sweet bouquet and under glass even more perfect!! So Cute!
    Bella

  1. Mari said...:

    HELLO AND HAPPY PINK SATURDAY~WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA FOR A SPECIAL EVENT :) WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT :)

    XO~MARI

  1. CareyAnn said...:

    Your cupcakes are so pretty and what a great idea this was. I am going to have to follow you to see what else you come up with. Have a great weekend.
    Careyann

  1. Michelle said...:

    Wow, those are so pretty and I absolutely love the presentation!!!!Happy PS. Blessings

  1. Mary said...:

    Hi Gail, I love your cupcakes! I just wanted to let you know that I featured them this week on my "Top 10 Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

  1. Happy Pink Saturday Gail Sweetie...
    A beautiful share today. I love this cupcake bouquet in the urn. I have a feeling a lot of these are going to be made for Valentine's Day parties, showers and more to come. Just beautiful. You make it looks so easy. A gorgeous tutorial that you have shared.

    Have a beautiful weekend sweet friend. I will keep you posted on my experience with this share. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  1. Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful presentation! I absolutely love it!! My cupcakes would be falling all over the place, smearing that pretty frosting all over the glass!! Ha! Thanks for sharing!
    -April

  1. Kristin said...:

    This is absolutely gorgeous...I'm so tempted to try to recreate it, although I have a feeling it wouldn't turn out NEARLY as well!

    Just found you through Pink Saturday, and I had to mention you in my blog too (http://junecleaverwouldbeshocked.blogspot.com/2011/01/saturday-memes-129.html)

    Happy Pink Saturday! :)

  1. Pat said...:

    Wonderful! What patience and talent to frost those cupcakes! I forwarded this to my daughter whose reply was "You want ME to try this???" Absolutely! LOL

    Thanks,

    Pat

  1. Kristen said...:

    I love it! I would be so afraid the cupcakes were going to fall off the bouquet. The effect is simply stunning.

  1. Gail, Kathleen at Cuisine K has been making these, and I had to come over and see yours. These are incredible! I love this. Thank you for sharing it. laurie

  1. Gail, did you cover your styrofoam with something before you added the cupcakes? Yours looks even prettier than the one in the video. laurie

  1. OH MY GOODNESS Gail these cupcakes and how you arranged them "Are to Die For"!!! BUT how can you eat something that GORGEOUS??? The women would all OOOOs&Ahhhhs! and the men would have another kind of passion in their eyes. They would have NO TROUBLE "Picking" the first flower!
    LOVE THESE!!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

  1. Krafty Kat said...:

    Featured this tonight! Feel free to grab a featured button and would love to have you link up again this week!

  1. The Loops said...:

    This is adorable! I love the color of the frosting. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow back!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com

  1. I love this idea and if you don't mind I want to do this for Valentines day and put on my blog! I will link back to your site, this is an awesome idea very original and beautiful!I saw you were featured!! Congrats
    Sherry
    Shantygirl

  1. Marie Anne said...:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous and ingenious idea! I write craft articles for Yahoo! and I will definitely find a way to feature this blog post soon. I love it!

  1. Lisa said...:

    I just love this idea and I am thinking I am going to use it for my sister's wedding shower! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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