I spent the day with my friend Christina. She was put in charge of dessert for her son's prom dinner. Originally she had requested help making flower cake pops. After the 3 page email I sent full of links to cupcake bouquets and the cake pops below, she had a slight change of plans. You can see the cupcake bouquet she liked at the flickriver site for We didn't end up much like it, but I am totally happy with the finished product. The kids are eating outside in someone's backyard so we went a little "garden" with the bouquet to make it a fun centerpiece for the table.
Christina really liked the cupcake pics in the picture, but unfortunately, they are not available at any local craft stores around here. I decided we had to have them so I made my own.
It was really simple. I cut (out of 1/8" wood) small circles about the size of a cupcake bottom, drilled holes wide enough for my BBQ skewers, and inserted the skewer pointy side up. I poked the skewer through so that about 1 1/2" poked out the top to spear the cupcakes. The hole was pretty tight, but I piped a bead of hot glue around the skewer right were it meets the bottom of the circle as an added "shelf of safety".
I have used the whole cup system in the past as shown here, but it is kind of hard to get the cupcakes out if you plan on serving them right then.
These picks let you arrange the cupcakes like actual flowers in a bouquet, plus they make the cupcakes easy to grab. I will tell you, since we used shiny aluminum cupcake wrappers, and since the bouquet had to be transported, I blobbed some hot glued on the top side of the circle before stabbing the cupcakes. The skewer would probably have been enough, but I wanted to be extra sure they would not come off in transit.
Here are the cake pops we made. The site with the photo we really loved was from the Wisconsin State Journal. I really shouldn't say we. Christina can take full credit here. I simply mixed up a chocolate color or showed her the next step. She took over and made these babies all by herself!
Surprisingly, all the work and mess didn't deter her! She spent the whole time thinking up occasions to make more cake pops :0)
It is addictive I tell you!
How cute is this couple!?!
What a fun treat for the cute kids going to the prom tonight!
Thanks for today Christina! It was a total blast :0)