It was Mother's Day here in the UK today so I was trying to find cupcakes that I could bake for my mom to mark the occasion. I consulted my good friend, Google Images for some inspiration. It seems that bouquet cupcakes are pretty popular so I went with the idea.
Basically, like a normal bouquet, you can make them with any flowers you wish, in any colour you can imagine. I have little bits of fondant left over from other projects so I had pink and red and green. I made a few fondant roses and used my cutters to make some leaves. Each cupcake had 3 roses and 3 leaves.
To mix it up a bit I made 2 cupcakes with message toppers, which were fondant cut out with "We <3 Mom" written on them with writing gel and a heart shaped sprinkle. I was proud of how they turned out, I thought they were pretty cute.
They were red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The roses are still a little dusty from the cornflour I used to roll them out but over all I'm happy and, more importantly my wee mom loved them.
Here is a video I have used to learn how to make quick fondant roses, fab for when you're pressed for time or don't have petal cutters.