Ever since I shared a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Bouquet earlier this year, I’ve been looking for another reason to DIY a Cupcake Bouquet. Halloween is the perfect time for a Cupcake Bouquet, don’t you think? It’s a fun season packed with sweet treats and lots of parties, reasons enough to make a Cupcake Bouquet. So my cake decorating partner-in-crime and I paired up again to make this colorful, Halloween Cupcake Bouquet. It’s an impressive way to serve up cupcakes, and you will not believe how easy it is to DIY a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet.
To make a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” ball
- Pot, bowl, basket, or other container to fit the 6” ball (I used a terra cotta pot, which I painted black)
- Cupcakes baked in liners (you’ll need at least 16 cupcakes, and maybe as many as 20)
- Frosting in orange, purple and bright green
- Candy eyes in white, yellow and green
- Tissue paper in white, orange and bright green
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors, toothpicks, metal skewer, cake decorating bag and round tip (Dina used Wilton’s 1M round tip)
To make a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet:
1. Bake your cupcakes in liners and let cool. (The final number you need will depend on how much of your foam ball is exposed, and how you arrange your cupcakes. I’ve used anywhere from 16 – 20 when I’ve made Cupcake Bouquets.)
2. Position your ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam in your container and test the fit. It should fit snugly, so that it will not tip, roll or fall out of the container. To help with the “fit”:
- If your ball rests too low in the container, add a little crumpled paper in the bottom of the container to raise up the ball.
- If it’s wobbly, secure the ball in the bowl with low-temp glue.
3. Add a row of cupcakes around the rim of the bowl. To add a cupcake, insert two toothpicks into the foam ball so that the picks point slightly upward. Poke two holes in the bottom of a cupcake using the metal skewer. Insert the cupcake onto the toothpicks. Repeat, adding toothpicks and cupcakes, till you have the first row all around the foam ball. (I shared a few more photos of the process over on the post for the Valentine’s Day Cupcake Bouquet.)
4. Add a second row of cupcakes.
5. Finish adding cupcakes to fill in the opening at the top.
6. Frost each cupcake using Wilton’s 1M round tip.
7. Cut the tissue paper into 3” – 4” squares. Carefully tuck the squares between the cupcakes, and using the metal skewer, push the tissue paper into the foam ball.
8. Place two candy eyes on each cupcake.
And yes, I continue to look for more reasons to make another Cupcake Bouquet . . . 🙂
Speaking of sweet treats, today I announce the winners of the Halloween, Candy Corn Prize Packages, which include:
- Candy corn of every size and variety — original candy corn, candy corn trail mix, candy corn popcorn, candy corn gummis, candy corn m&ms, and candy corn Marshmallow Peeps (oops – I did not include the Peeps in the photo . . .).
- Candy corn socks
- Holiday Crafts magazine (which includes the tutorial for Patty Schaffer’s Candy Corn Wreath)
Thank you to everyone who chimed in and shared their Halloween crafts. I love reading about what’s on your craft tables, and I wish you all a sweet seaosn! The three winners today are Barb Macaskill, Donna Baker, and Everyday Party Magazine. Congratulations! Please contact me to arrange for your prize package.
Happy Halloween crafting!