Cupcake Bouquet and Vanilla Buttercream

For a while I have wanted to share a beautiful recipe and this one is ideal for flowers lovers. Since May is the month dedicated to all mothers, I thought that it was best to share it at this time. I had a little incident with the tip and that why the roses are not as defined as I would have like them to be, but the idea and love is the same. This Cupcake Bouquet can be done with your favorite cupcake recipe and buttercream. I used light beige colored buttercream because that’s my beloved mother's favorite color in roses. I dedicate this entry to her, for being a very special role model in my life.


For all that you have shown me and for always being there for me,

I love you with all my heart.
May God Bless you in many ways.

Recipe for Vanilla Buttercream

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter (227 gr)
1 cup of vegetable shortening (I use Crisco) (205 gr)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of vanilla (15 ml)
5 tablespoons ( 75 ml) of milk or cream 
8 cups of confectioners sugar (2lbs.)

1. Cream butter and vegetable shortening at Med-High speed until light and fluffy.

2. Add vanilla and 5 tablespoons os milk or cream.

3. Add sugar alternately on low speed until incorporated then move to high speed. Beat to a spreading consistency.

4. Add more milk or cream if needed until to desired consistency.

Variations to this Buttercream Frosting:

For a pure White  frosting, omit the butter and substitute with vegetable shortening. Use a non-color flavoring extract.

To dilute the consistency, add 2 tablespoons of syrup (light corn syrup), milk or water, and beat. Continue the process until desired consistency.

To thicken add 2 tablespoons of sifted confectioners' sugar and mix. Continue the process until desired consistency.

To make a Fruit Buttercream Frosting: add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of desired fruit chopped into small pieces and mix.

I leave you with this step by step video on how to make a vanilla Buttercream. The recipe varies a bit but the idea is the same. It has been very helpful to me. I hope it is of great help to you.

How to make a Cupcake Bouquet

 Materials needed:
  • Sphere of foam or oasis 
  • Pot for plant (I use one of 7 " wide) 
  • 25-30 Cupcakes Amount of cupcakes depends on the size of the sphere.
  • Bamboo sticks,  popsicle sticks broken in half or tooth picks
  • Buttercream for decorating
  • Tip #1m of Wilton or #827 of Ateco 
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks to stick the Styrofoam ball to the pot.
  • Rock or something heavy to put inside the vase and prevent it from tipping over when it is full of decorated cupcakes. 
  • Ribbons and Leaves are optional.
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      I used Kabobs bamboo sticks for the picture because that's what I had at the moment, but I recommend popsicle sticks because they provide more support.

      The entire bouquet comes out quite heavy, I recommend you assemble at the place the where the bouquet is going to stay, because it is not easy to transport. When you are ready to eat the delicious cupcakes remember to remove them from different areas so that it won't tip over. The weight of the bottom should avoid this, but it is best to be extra careful.

      Would like to see how a cupcake Rose is done?  
      See How to do a:  Cupcake Rose


      To all my followers who are Moms, I also dedicate this entry. May the Lord bless you in ways that would make you happy, healthy, wiser, loved and prosper.

      Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. - Titus 2:3-5

      16 Friends Have Comment:

      1. Wonderful bouquet and also wonderful cupcakes!
        Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
        Have a lovely sunday,

      2. that is positively are so creative, I would never have thought of making something like that! and I bet the cupcakes are delicious!

      3. I have never seen such edible beauty. This is just beautiful and fascinating.

      4. Me encantó que hayas compartido esta receta y las posibilidades que tien son infinitas. Las flores parecen de verdad!Un trabajo super profesional.Te felicito.

      5. Amiga que chuleria de flores en cupcake.. te felicito. tambien me encanto la idea de hacer videos.. genial!!!!!!!! un abrazo..

      6. Impresionante! me he quedado sin palabras!

        Están geniales y menos mal que dices que las rosas no te han quedado muy definidas porque de no haber sido así ya sí que me quedo sin habla por un tiempo.


      7. Wow!!!! It's so beautifull!!
        Great, never seen something like it!!

      8. Beautiful cupcake display for Mother's Day.



      9. Wow!Beautiful cupcakes.Great for mother's day!

      10. Those are such beautiful and elegant buttercream flowers! Any mom would be happy to receive them!

      11. Love the bouquet! :D i wanted to know where i can buy the #1m Wilton nozzle because i can't find it on their website

      12. You can find the 1M tip here, visit: or or

      13. AnonymousJuly 09, 2011

        Hello I just love your beautfully decorated Cupcake Bouquet, however I am curious could one do one up and ship it and if so how would you go about doing this.

      14. Anonymous - Thanks! About shipping...I don't believe it will be a good idea to ship it already set up and decorated because the frosting will get damaged and the cupcakes can fall off.

      15. I would love to make this recipe. Sounds perfect! Would you be able to suggest something else to substitute the Crisco for? May I use more butter instead? Thank You - Amy

        1. Hi Jeffrey,

          Yes, you can use all butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.



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