Cupcake Flower Arrangement

[20 Jul 2009 | By | 17 Comment(s) | 25,339 views ]

Need a quick cheery gift? Give someone a no-bake cupcake! The construction is so simple, you can whip one up for a birthday, or other special occa

sion in no time. (Download the flag pdf which includes flags for Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Congrats and Get Well Soon.)


CupcakeFlowerArrangement

What you’ll Need:

Fluted baking mold or brioche pan (I used a 3.5 Cup baking mold)

Floral foam or styrofoam

Flowers (fresh or artificial)

Sand paper

Primer & paint

Print out of Cupcake Flags

Colored paper & markers or pencils

Ribbon

Wooden skewer

Glue Gun

*Other decorative embellishments (Optional)


1. Lightly sand the surface of the baking mold and prime. Then paint with your choice of color and let dry completely. I think using spray paint yeilds the best results, but you could use acrylics as well. Just be sure to coat them with a sealer.

2. Cut floral foam to fit the mold. Use a bit of hot glue to secure the foam from sliding if needed.


3. Cut flowers in tiered heights. Place the shortest closest to the outside of the foam and angled out a bit. Place fairly close so there are no gaps, you want your “frosting” to be thick and fluffy. Continue additional layers slightly higher. The amount of layers you’ll need will vary depending on what type of flower you use. I only needed 3 layers of the artificial hydrangeas in a 3.5 cup baking mold. Luckily the foam is fairly forgiving and you can rearrange as needed. (note: For a more authentic “icing” look, use flowers that are more round in shape or densly packed like hydrangeas or carnations. Flowers with long petals will begin to look like a regular flower arrangement and lose the cupcake feel!)


4. Download the flags.pdf, color, cut out and layer with colored paper to decorate your arrangement. I used the Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge punch on the colored card stock, but you could use decorative scissors or even leave a straight edge. Use the cut and folded flag art as a template. (Measure out about an extra 1/2 inch to use a punch). Adhere the front flag to one side of the cardstock and wrap around the wooden skewer. Secure back of flag to backside of the cardstock and stick into the arrangement.


5. Embellish!! Use a pretty bow with your skewer or a tappered candle (for a birthday arrangement). You could add small different colored flowers to make “sprinkles” on your cupcakes. There are so many options to customize, go crazy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little craft. And BIG THANKS to Nancy for asking me to be a guest blogger here at Dabbled. I love the projects she comes up with and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share one with you too!

~ Heather Sitarzewski ~

artist • designer • creative

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Need a quick cheery gift? Give someone a no-bake cupcake! The construction is so simple, you can whip one up for a birthday, or other special occasion in no time. (Download the flag pdf which includes flags for Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Congrats and Get Well Soon.)

What you’ll Need:Fluted baking mold or brioche pan (I used a 3.5 Cup baking mold)
Floral foam or styrofoam
Flowers (fresh or artificial)
Sand paper
Primer & paint
Print out of Cupcake Flags
Colored paper & markers or pencils
Ribbon
Wooden skewer
Glue Gun
*Other decorative embellishments (Optional)

1. Lightly sand the surface of the baking mold and prime. Then paint with your choice of color and let dry completely. I think using spray paint yeilds the best results, but you could use acrylics as well. Just be sure to coat them with a sealer.

2. Cut floral foam to fit the mold. Use a bit of hot glue to secure the foam from sliding if needed.

3. Cut flowers in tiered heights. Place the shortest closest to the outside of the foam and angled out a bit. Place fairly close so there are no gaps, you want your “frosting” to be thick and fluffy. Continue additional layers slightly higher. The amount of layers you’ll need will vary depending on what type of flower you use. I only needed 3 layers of the artificial hydrangeas in a 3.5 cup baking mold. Luckily the foam is fairly forgiving and you can rearrange as needed. (note: For a more authentic “icing” look, use flowers that are more round in shape or densly packed like hydrangeas or carnations. Flowers with long petals will begin to look like a regular flower arrangement and lose the cupcake feel!)

4. Download the flags.pdf, color, cut out and layer with colored paper to decorate your arrangement. I used the Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge punch on the colored card stock, but you could use decorative scissors or even leave a straight edge. Use the cut and folded flag art as a template. (Measure out about an extra 1/2 inch to use a punch). Adhere the front flag to one side of the cardstock and wrap around the wooden skewer. Secure back of flag to backside of the cardstock and stick into the arrangement.

5. Embellish!! Use a pretty bow with your skewer or a tappered candle (for a birthday arrangement). You could add small different colored flowers to make “sprinkles” on your cupcakes. There are so many options to customize, go crazy! I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little craft. And BIG THANKS to Nancy for asking me to be a guest blogger here at Dabbled. I love the projects she comes up with and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share one with you too! ~ Heather Sitarzewski ~ artist • designer • creative
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17 Comment(s) »

  • Heather Sitarzewski [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    So honored to be a guest blogger at Dabbled.org. Check it out – Cupcake Flower Arrangement. http://bit.ly/Gu3dW

  • Michael Sitarzewski [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @TorreyBelle:So honored to be a guest blogger at Dabbled.org. Check it out – Cupcake Flower Arrangement. http://bit.ly/Gu3dW

  • Karyn [] :

    This is one super talented and creative woman!!
    This is such a beautiful idea. Don’t think I could pull it off, but maybe I can pay you to do one for me someday! ;-)

  • Steve Oatney [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Aw, pretty! RT @TorreyBelle: So honored to be a guest blogger at Dabbled.org. Check it out – Cupcake Flower Arrangement. http://bit.ly/Gu3dW

  • Karyn Cassio [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @TorreyBelle Hungry. Craving cupcakes, but I can’t eat these =) Check out my guest post at Dabbled.org http://bit.ly/Gu3dW #fb

  • Craftzilla [] :

    Ok this is not only pretty but pretty awesome. I love that the base is something you could get at a garage sale for $1 and completely customize for the person you’re giving it to!

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    Aww, that is darling! I’ll be linking.

  • Dri Simizo [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Arranjo de Flor em formato de Cupcake: http://migre.me/4E8f

  • Christina [] :

    I made a mini version of these with silicone cups and the crepe paper flowers I make: http://jchristinahuh.blogspot.com/2009/05/flower-cupcake-dove-gray-french-violet.html

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    beautiful

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