What We Used:
1 Roll Satin Ribbon ½”
1 Roll Satin Ribbon ¼”
Terra Cotta Pot & Saucer 6”
4 Mini Terra Cotta Pots
1 Foam piece
Silk Floral leaves (can substitute any faux floral filler of your choosing)
Gel Food Coloring
16- 20 mini sized cupcakes
24 Mini cupcake wrappers green
3 Piping bags
Floral Piping Tip #21 for cupcake tops
Piping Tip #252 for leaves
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
*NOTE* We added 4 additional mini cupcakes to our project to represent each child in the family. The mini cupcakes outside the pot are completely extra. The large pot by itself makes a fabulous gift!
Step #1 Prepare the cupcakes
Bake Cupcakes. Cool. Put in refrigerator for 30 minutes while you prep your flower pots.
If store bought, simply place cupcakes in freezer.
Step #2 Decorate
Remove cupcakes from the refrigerator to decorate.
Using your piping bag and Floral piping tip #21 to decorate the top of the cupcake in a circular motion starting from the center of the cupcake and making a spiral outward.
Step #3 Freeze
Place decorated cupcakes in freezer for minimum of 30 min or until ready to place on pot.
Step #4 Prep the Pots
Plug in hot glue gun.
Using some hot glue, adhere your Styrofoam piece into the large pot.
We used a piece of foam from Dollar Tree that fits perfectly in our pot and sticks out just enough.
If you are unable to find a pot insert you can improvise with a foam ball or other piece of Styrofoam to fill your pot.
Once the pots have their inserts, you will use your ribbon make them pretty. Hot glue your ½ inch ribbon around the pot. Make a bow with the same ribbon and attach with a dot of hot glue. Repeat same steps with mini pots and ¼” ribbon.
Step #5 Assemble
Attach each cupcake to the foam ball in the large pot using toothpicks or wooden skewers cut to approximately 4 inches. Simply insert the toothpick into the foam an add a bead of buttercream to the bottom of the cupcake and carefully slide your cupcake onto the toothpick one at a time until the buttercream sticks and cupcake sits in place. More than one toothpick/skewer may be necessary to hold the weight of the cupcake.
Once your flower pot is filled, utilize your faux leaves or other floral filler to fill in any gaps and hide the foam ball. When finished return the entire flower pot to the refrigerator until ready to deliver or serve.
**Get creative. Add sprinkles or other fun items to the cupcake tops or paint your flower pot for a more personal gift.
Total Project Time 2 hours if baking
(1 hour if using store bought cupcakes.)
View the full project on Daytime and follow along in real-time with Elaine!