How to DIY a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet! (and the winners of the Candy Corn Prize Packages)

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.

A Cupcake Bouquet -- perfect for a Halloween party. Easy DIY on

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)
DIY Cupcake Bouquet -- fun idea for Halloween!

These would be a bit hit at the school Halloween party!

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.

DIY a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet! Easy!

We use toothpicks to mark the cupcakes we wanted frosted in specific colors.

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.

Great for Halloween parties -- DIY a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet on

We used candy eyes to decorate our cupcakes, but you could dress these up for Halloween in endless ways!

And yes, I continue to look for more reasons to make another Cupcake Bouquet . . . 🙂

Beautiful -- and yummy! Make a Cupcake Bouquet on

A Valentine’s Day 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)
Candy corn giveaway on

Imagine a package of Candy Corn Marshmallow Peeps in the prize package, too.

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!


This entry was posted in Craft Tutorial, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Halloween Crafts, Kid's Crafts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

21 Responses to How to DIY a Halloween Cupcake Bouquet! (and the winners of the Candy Corn Prize Packages)

  1. Pingback: 10 Halloween Bake Sale Treat Ideas - Delicate Construction

  2. Pingback: Link Party Palooza #167 - I Heart Nap Time

  3. CraftyB says:

    Love the eyes on those happy cupcakes!! Halloween jack-o-lantern cupcakes are a family tradition, but these are worthy of Halloween as well!

    • Sharon says:

      How could would that be! I’d love to see a Cupcake Bouquet made of jack-o-lantern cupcakes! If you make one, please share a photo! Happy crafting. Sharon

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Congrats to the 3 winners! Woo Hoo! I have never made a Cupcake Bouquet before. With each of these steps, you make it look simple. I have made several Decorated Sugar Cookie bouquets in the past. They turned out lovely. Happy Autumn Weekend to all!

  5. Marci says:

    This is so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. CraftyMom says:

    Great idea, I 💗 this!

  7. Adorable cupcake bouquet!

  8. LisaM6 says:

    love the decorated cupcakes. 🙂 I will have to share this with my daughter. Maybe she can make me the cupcakes.

    • Sharon says:

      I like that idea! Maybe she can make a bouquet for you and a bouquet for school . . . this would be fun for the office, too . . . Actually, I can’t think of a place or occasion that wouldn’t welcome a Cupcake Bouquet, can you? Thanks, Lisa.

  9. Anne Haun says:

    Congrats to the lucky winners! Love the cupcake bouquet.

  10. LOVE the Monster cupcake bouquet!! Those eyes are so adorable!! Going to have hubby pick up a cake mix so we can make a bouquet! Thanks or the inspiration and the Candy Corn Prize package!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Jenna is off the wall right now with excitement. I responded using your contact me button. Congratulations to Donna Baker and Everyday Party Magazine too!! Enjoy your goodies!
    Have a great weekend and I will see you next post!

    • Sharon says:

      Have you and Jenna made a Cupcake Bouquet before? Thanks so much for leaving your comment about your Halloween craft plans — it’s fun to hear what you’re working on. I hope you have a great weekend, too. Craft on! Sharon

  11. Katiria says:

    Congratulations to the winners! Thanks Sharon for the cute cupcake ideas

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray! So glad you like the Cupcake Bouquet. I can’t believe how fun and easy it is to make the bouquet, and if you’re having a Halloween party, I highly recommend including one. I hope you have crafty plans for the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping in. Sharon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s