Dressing Up Your Cupcakes
Dressing Up Your Cupcakes

The kitchen is definitely not my domain; the only thing I do well in the kitchen is clean. So sending me in there to crank out some cupcakes is a laugh. However, I love to do crafts. Whether I’m good at it or not remains to be seen, but it is something I enjoy doing.

I also like finding cute and unique craft ideas for events, and since this issue is all about birthdays, we wanted to find ways to help you showcase those wonderfully delicious cupcakes you just made—or if you’re like me, just bought. So here is a how-to on a cupcake bouquet that I found at

  • Decorative flower pot (or one that you decorate yourself) ~ $13
  • Styrofoam ball (sized to fit inside the pot) ~ $4.50
  • Toothpicks ~ $0.50
  • Tissue paper ~ $1
  • Clear tape ~ $1
  • Cupcakes (regular-sized) ~ price varies

(Total cost without the cupcakes: $20)

  1. Place the Styrofoam ball into the flower pot.
  2. Distribute the desired number of toothpicks—using two per cupcake—around the exposed foam. On the sides, place the toothpicks at 45 degree angle to prevent the cupcake from falling off.
  3. Slide the cupcake onto each pair of toothpicks, adjusting as needed to cluster the cupcakes together while covering as much foam as possible. Using a 6-inch Styrofoam ball, you can fit about 12 cupcakes onto your bouquet.
  4. Cut your tissue paper into small strips and fold like an accordion. Pinch the bottom of the accordion fold, creating a leaf-like structure.
  5. Place a piece of clear tape to the pinched bottom of the tissue and stick it to the exposed area of foam, repeating until all foam has been covered.


More DIY cupcake stands

For this and other ideas we like, check out our favorite boards at

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