Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tutorial - Mini-muffin Flowers

Last week I showed you how to make super cute gumdrop favors for your flower-themed party. Today is the last of the tutorials from that party - a mini muffin flower. This was also one of the first things I saw when I was starting to plan this party.

What you need: (For one flower)
- Bamboo skewer
- Green straw
- regular sized muffin cup (I used a thick yellow one)
- mini-muffin/cupcake decorated with icing (I made vanilla with bright pink butter cream icing)

For the display
- Flower pot
- half of a styrofoam ball or florist's foam
- green tissue paper/easter grass

Step 1: Fold your large muffin cup in half and cut to create a six petal shape.
I used a template for the first few and then gave up and did most just by eyeing it. This is a step you  can do a few days before the party.
Step 2: Create your stems by taking the bamboo skewer and placing it inside the green straw. Make sure you have a bit of the bamboo skewer sticking out the top. This makes it easier to insert into the muffin.

 Step 3: Make your muffins and ice. I used a simple butter cream icing that hardened nicely, so I wasn't worried about the icing dripping off. Wait until the icing has dried before sticking them though, just to be sure.
We baked the cupcakes on Friday night and iced them on Saturday morning. Little Sunshine was starting to get sick, so I had to do a lot of this prep work with her on my hip. :)

Step 4: Glue your mini-muffin to the larger muffin cup and then stick the bamboo skewer into the bottom.

Step 5: Arrange in your flower pot. I made about 15 flowers and split them into two flower pots. Make sure people know they are edible - we had a lot left over because they didn't know they could eat them. :)
They really added a nice touch to the sweets table and it didn't take too long to put it together. The rest of the cupcakes we displayed on the table.

Hope you enjoyed this series of Flower related party tutorials. Come back next week to see how I made sheep centerpieces for a baby shower.

You can see more of this party here.

Linking up with: Tutorial TuesdayShow Me What Ya GotTOO Cute TuesdayTerrific TuesdaysHandmade TuesdaysCrafty Tuesday and Take-A-Look Tuesday

3 comments:

  1. Hi there! I saw your cupcake picture on one of the link-ups and just had to stop by :) What a cute idea! I absolutely love it. You're very talented and I thank you for sharing.

    Blessings to you,
    Stephanie

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  2. What a cute idea. They look great on the table.

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  3. they look so cute and I'd say taste delicious!

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