Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 11:48 AM Sunday, January 23, 2011
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
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup vegetable oil
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
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.