Even though I couldn’t spend Mother’s Day with my mum, I made this so I can dedicate this post to her. Of cause this bouquet didn’t go to waste! I gave this as a gift to Andy’s mum on mother’s day too.
I saw this cupcakes bouquet a year ago and have been waiting for a special day to make my very own one! My bouquet is made from vanilla cupcakes with a simple vanilla buttercream frosting. I bought a gift box and place 4 sponges in to create the base of this bouquet. Then I used tooth picks to secure each cupcake on the sponge (so you simple put 2 tooth picks in each cupcakes and plug that into the sponge in the gift box). Final touch – decorate your bouquet with some tissue paper and ribbon! This is definitely a winner!
Beautiful, Delicious, Impressive!
Buttercream Frosting (Makes about 12 cupcakes):
(Recipe from Joy of Baking)
- 2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk or light cream
- pink food dye
In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed. Tint the frosting with desired food color (I use the paste food coloring that is available at cake decorating stores and party stores).
Make one for your special someone! 😉