Mum Cupcake Bouquet – A Piece of Cake to Create for Mother’s Day!

Mum Cupcake Bouquet

I’ve been in the decorating mood lately even though I fractured my elbow.  Yes, that’s right!  That fall on my new bike I got for my birthday fractured my elbow, and well – the pain is excruciating!  It’s been 2 1/2 weeks already, and still not much relief.  The doc says no cast – keep it moving, but use common sense – don’t do anything where I’ll re-injure it.  I’m hopeful by next week the pain will subside. 

At any rate, I’ve been working on a project and had some cupcakes on hand, so thought I’d play around with them.  Trying to think of Mother’s Day ideas ( in case you forgot, it’s May 11th), I found these all over on Pinterest.  I fell in love with this idea – they’re so easy to create, and fun.  Your children or grandchildren can make these to gift to their mom, or to serve as the dessert for Mother’s Day.

I especially like these as a bouquet of flowers using a bit of green licorice for the stem.  They’re just about impossible to mess up.  Each cupcake takes about 20-30 minutes to create, but oh, look how lovely they are!  Who wouldn’t be thrilled to get these?

Mum Cupcake Bouquet

Make them for Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, or any type of function.  You’ll have a blast creating these, but best of all, your children will too!  It’s fun for the whole family – that’s what I love!!!

I created this quick video for you to watch.  Why?  Because they’re so stunning, you won’t believe they’re a piece of cake to create!

Mum Cupcake Bouquet

A simple yet beautiful cupcake bouquet to create for Mother's Day!


  • 12 cupcakes (use your favorite recipe or box mix)
  • icing of choice, any color
  • sanding sugar or sprinkles (any color)
  • miniature marshmallows
  • candy ball, Good & Plenty, or Jelly Bean
  • green licorice


  1. Cut approximately 40 miniature  marshmallows in 1/2 on the diagonal, and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Have sanding sugar or sprinkles in a container
  3. Spread icing on the top of a cupcake.  Do this one at a time, otherwise the icing will form a crust, making it difficult for marshmallows to adhere to cupcake.
  4. Dip each cut 1/2 of marshmallow into the sanding sugar/sprinkles and starting at the outer edge, add the dipped marshmallows to the cupcake, sanding sugar facing inward.
  5. After you finish lining the marshmallows on the outer edge in a full circle, add the next row in front of the previous circle.  Continue adding the marshmallows - be sure to put them close together - until you've added all of them.  You should have an empty spot in the middle.
  6. Add a candy ball, Good & Plenty candy or Jelly Bean in the center.
  7. You've now completed one cupcake.
  8. Continue with the remaining cupcakes.  When finished, arrange on a platter and using green licorice, lay next to base of cupcakes to resemble stems.


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  1. SO darn cute! I saw this technique at a blog conference! I can’t believe you decorated these with your painful elbow…ouch! Hope you get some relief soon!

    • Making these was very easy so it didn’t really bother my elbow. Typing on my PC does though.

      These have to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. They’re even cuter in person. Everyone should make at least one.

  2. I love this! These cupcakes look beautiful. I hope you elbow feels better soon!!

  3. Those are gorgeous! (and with an injured elbow!) Hope it feels better soon. 🙂

  4. So sorry about your elbow! When you wrote about your bike accident, I was fearing something had happened — falls from bikes can cause all sorts of troubles. Such a fun hobby, though. Anyway, lovely dish! This looks so pretty and terrific. Thanks for this.

    • I’m pretty frustrated that I haven’t gotten back on my bike yet. My elbow radiates down my whole arm making it unbearable to even think of gripping the handlebars. I hope by next week I will feel up to biking. Fortunately this project didn’t bother my arm. I hope you try these, they’re so much fun and so pretty.

  5. wow Can’t take my eyes off from those gorgeous bouquets! They look really super, Vicki. It’s a genius idea to create them with marshmallows. So clever!
    Get well soon, Vicki.

    • Aren’t they beautiful? I wish I could take credit for them but saw several different varieties on Pinterest and then went with it. Pinterest is great for coming up with ideas.

  6. Wow, all that with a painful elbow!? I’ve never seen anything like it! You are right, I have to try it! 🙂 ela

  7. Vicki, you are amazing…you made these pretty cupcakes with your injured elbow?
    Such an elaborate cupcakes…love how you decorated. I hope you get well soon 😀

  8. I can’t believe how easy these are, and what a gorgeous treat for Mother’s Day!

  9. Whoa!!!! This cupcake bouquet looks AMAZING! This will be popular on any event, and will get TONS of attention and compliments. 🙂

  10. These are such pretty cupcakes!! I wish mine looked this good!

  11. Oh wow…these are just gorgeous, Vicki! I would love to make a few with my granddaughter! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  12. That is brilliant idea! So pretty yet so easy to make. I am going to make with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  13. These are gorgeous!! 🙂 I love when something looks so stunning, but is created so easily!

  14. These are absolutely gorgeous Vicki!! Yes, I would love to get a bouquet of these! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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