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cupcake rose bouquet

Putting together a beautiful cupcake rose bouquet is easier than you might think! These are great gifts to give for Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day, and of course – Valentine's Day! You can customize your bouquet in any colors, too (more about that below!).

You will need:

Cupcakes (obviously)
1M or smaller decorating tip
Coupler (optional)
Decorating bag
Plastic sticks or bamboo skewers
Hot glue
Green styrofoam ball
Ribbon (optional)


Bake cupcakes, frost them, and then freeze them. I recommend Starbuck's Mocha Cupcakes, Sprinkle Me With Love Cupcakes, or Dark Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes (can you tell I like mocha?!). Using a box mix instead is okay, too.

Cupcake Rose Bouquet

To frost the cupcakes, simply use a 1M star tip from Wilton (or a comparable brand) and a large coupler. In the image above, I'm using a 1M. In the image at the top of the page, a slightly smaller tip is used. If you're doing mini cupcakes, obviously you'd use a smaller size tip and coupler.

If you're unfamiliar with frosting cupcakes, check out this short Youtube video showing you exactly how to make roses:

Place styrofoam ball inside vase, trimming if necessary. It should peek out of the top of the vase, so the cupcakes don't look like they are just sitting on top of it. Secure with hot glue if it's loose.

Cut cardboard into circles just large enough to fit on the bottom of the cupcakes. Push skewer through the cardboard. Place hot glue circle around the skewer and then place cupcake on top. Hold in place for a few seconds.

DIY Cupcake Rose Bouquet

Press the skewers into the styrofoam ball, and secure with hot glue if necessary. Decorate the vase by dying a ribbon around it, if you'd like. :)

Note: It is best to keep this in the refrigerator if possible, or use a very stiff icing so there is no chance of it dripping off the cupcakes.

Bouquet Theme Ideas

Rock Star Princess: Hot Pink Frosting + Black Cupcake Liners
Boys: Blue Icing + Red Cupcake Liners
Zebra: Black and White Icing + Zebra Cupcake Liners
Floral: Light Pink Icing + Flowered Cupcake Liners

The sky's the limit! Which colors will you use on your cupcake rose bouquet?

Laurie Bennett

Laurie Bennett

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I am a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur and life style blogger. I am also the proud owner of a pug named Roxy and a Saint Bernard named Macie. I grew up in sunny California and today I go back and forth between Arizona and Montana. I love the clothing brand "Life is Good" and I wear it with pride. One day soon I really hope to own some chickens!!


  1. Love this idea Sadie! These would be a perfect centerpiece for baby showers. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Adorable, it’s too beautiful to eat.
    Thanks for the idea, it gives me an inspiration.

  3. Thanks to seeing this on Pinterest last year I decided to give it a try. I wish I had taken photo’s of my PINSTROSITY lol…. Needless to say, my cupcake topairy was a failure. At least, I can laugh about it now.

    1. lol Maddie! I wish you would’ve taken pics too!

  4. That is beautiful! And you make it sound so much easier than I am sure it would be for me, lol! Thanks for sharing :)

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