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.