How to make a flower cupcake

Now that you’ve made your cupcake stand, what to put on it? Why, floral cupcakes of course!

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Flower cupcakes are relatively simple to make, but can require some time (depending on the flowers, more on that later).

To make a flower cupcake:
1.) Purchase floral foam rolls, 2 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in. (Note: get the foam for fresh flowers. (I know, right– there are different kinds of floral foams??) But you need the fresh flower ones so you can wet it and keep your flowers looking prettier longer). I bought mine (2 for a $1!) at the Dollar Tree: 2485 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico, CA.

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2.) Cut the foam rolls into thirds.

3.) Cut paper strips that are 1 1/2 in. wide and 9 1/2 in. long. I used craft paper, which was a mistake because the wet foam made the paper soggy. Next time, I will use contact paper (and not take off the backing).

4.) Wrap firmly around cut foam third and tape into place.


5.) Stick flowers into foam. For best results, I would use round poofy flowers and cut the stems so that they are about 1 1/2 long. I found that mums work really well, but carnations would look awesome as well. Baby’s breath looks good too, but it takes forever (and I do mean forever) to cut the stems to the right length and to shape it.

Voila! Your flower cupcake is done! Looks good enough to eat, if I do say so myself.


Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman

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4 Responses to How to make a flower cupcake

  1. now… would you buy produce from a dollar store? Some locations carry produce

  2. Bong Kakadian says:

    I dig the green, little flowers…

  3. I would and I do! The 99 cent store carries broccoflower—hybrid broccoli and cauliflower in green, purple AND orange. I was actually thinking about doing a post on that…

  4. Me too, as soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted them on a “cupcake”

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