Monday, April 13, 2009

Tulip Bouquet

My daughter wanted to have a "Garden Party" to celebrate her 8th birthday. I found this great Tulip cupcake pan in with the Easter supplies at Wal-Mart and just had to get it. I ended up creating a "tulip bouquet" (actually 2 of them...needed to feed 14 girls!). All you need is the tulip cupcake pan (they have other types of flowers as well), cake mix, pink frosting, bamboo skewers, green spray paint, and pretty ribbon.

Step 1: Paint skewers with green spray paint. These will be the "stems".

Step 2: Bake cupcakes while paint is drying. I made 7 cupcakes per bouquet...that's what I could make fit on my cake board without it looking overly crowded.

Step 3: Frost cupcakes with pink frosting (I used Strawberry from Betty Crocker...quick and easy!).

Step 4: Pipe tulip shape (lines) on top of cupcakes to help define the type of flower. I added food coloring to darken up the pink frosting.

Step 5: Arrange on foil covered board and insert "stems". Gather in the middle with a pretty bow!

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