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Creative Cupcakes For Any Occasion

Updated on August 22, 2013

Have Fun and Create

This past weekend was Mother's Day! Cupcakes are popular in our family. A fancy decorated cupcake is the ideal dessert. It is appealing, fun to eat and just the right size.

The evening before the big day, I had a creative moment. With two Moms to celebrate on Mother's Day, I was looking for an idea that would be special for them. With cupcake ingredients in the pantry, I made a trip to the local Dollar store for fun items to decorate my dessert with. Before shopping, I had some ideas in mind and quickly spotted my cupcake decorations.


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Cupcake Decorating

I made cupcakes, nothing special. This dessert was all about the decorations. Freshly made cupcakes are always tasty!

My first step was to take the newly purchased flowers apart, separating the flowers from the stems. After removing the leaves from the stems, I placed the flower stalks into the leaf cluster. Voila, the stem was perfect to anchor my flower in the cupcake. The stem was narrow, yet long enough to secure the decoration.

As the icing hardened, I carefully placed the flower clusters onto the cupcake and let the icing continue to harden. I covered carefully with saran wrap to keep them fresh overnight.

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The Presentation

The dessert plate looked like a flower garden with chocolate frosting and pretty pink silk flowers. When the flower and leaves were removed to eat the cupcake, they colorfully decorated the dessert plate.

Try using silk flowers on cakes and cupcakes for a birthday or shower event. Choose your flower and colors to match your decor or theme. For patriotic events, use red, white and blue flowers. For Autumn events, use Fall colors and so on. Be creative! Decorate those cupcakes and be on the alert for smiles!


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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thank you Thelma for your comment! You did the most creative decorating with FRESH flowers. How beautiful and very special those cupcakes must have been!

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    Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

    I did the same thing with my cakes when I was at home in the Philippines celebrating the baptism of my house. I did not have the decorations with me from Germany so I had the idea when I was sitting on our garden. I harvested some orchids, bougainvilla and some flowers and put them on the cakes decoratively. My guests and my relatives were so amazed about what I did.

    You are creative. Thanks for sharing and for following me. Have a nice day.

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thank you Thelma and ForestBear!

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    ForestBear 6 years ago

    Love your creative cupcakes, thank you for sharing!

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    Thelma Raker Coffone 6 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

    They look yummy! You are very creative. Keep up the good work in writing your hubs!

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    Marie Kirchner 6 years ago

    You certainly brought smiles to our faces! They were great, besides decorative and we appreciated the special thought behind your baking!