How to Make a Simple Cupcake Flower Bouquet

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Decorating charming cupcakes can be easy! Learn how to make a simple cupcake flower bouquet! They’re the perfect Mother’s Day dessert!

Cupcake Flower Bouquet in a tulip cupcake wrapper.

We’ve made floral cupcakes before and decided to do something similar, but this time in the form of a cupcake flower bouquet!

Using tulip cupcake liners, we used three frosting tips to make these and you don’t need any skills to do this! Honestly, anyone can make these!

Flowers in a tulip cupcake wrapper with two little mint leaves.

These cupcakes would be perfect to serve at a Mother’s Day brunch, birthday party or any spring luncheon. If you’re going to make cupcakes and frost them, you might as well take an extra step and make them into flowers?!

How to Make a Cupcake Flower Bouquet

First, make a batch of vanilla cupcakes and buttercream frosting.


Tulip Cupcakes Wrappers – These are just the best! We used them for our carrot cake cupcakes too. They are the perfect wrapping for a floral bouquet.

Wilton Piping Bags

Piping Tips – This kit comes with 4 piping tips that you can use to make flowers. It also comes with piping bags.

Gel Food Coloring – Whatever colors you want!


Once you’ve baked your cupcakes (our yellow cupcake recipe below) then it’s time to frost!

Three bowls of colored frosting

Whip up a batch of buttercream frosting and divide it up into three separate bowls.

Color each bowl a different color. Whatever color you want your flowers to be. Pink, red, shades of purple, white. We did shades of pink and orange.

To color buttercream, use a toothpick to add a few dots of gel to the buttercream, then stir with a spoon. If more color is needed, add more with a clean toothpick.

Colored frosting in piping bags with fitted tips.

Prepare your piping bags with the tips. Each piping bag (frosting color) will have a different color.

Once you have your desired color, fill each bag with frosting.

Tip for Filling a Piping Bag

I learned this trick years ago, using a tall glass put the empty piping bag into the glass, then wrap the outside of the bag around the rim of the glass, giving you a nice opening to fill the bag with frosting!

Buttercream frosting in a cup to fill a piping bag.

It makes zero mess and just makes things much easier!

yellow cupcakes and three bags of colored buttercream frosting in piping bags.

Making Flowers with Frosting

Now that you’ve done the hard part, this is the easy and fun part! Frosting your cupcakes with flowers!

Piping on a buttercream flower to a cupcake.

Each piping tip will make a different flower. Here’s the best part… there are thousands of flowers in this world so whatever design you make, I’m sure you can find a flower that looks similar! So don’t be hard on yourself, just pipe and see what beauty comes out!

Try these Wilton tips to make these flowers:

1M will make a pretty rose.

2D will make little pansies.

4B will make chrysanthemum.

Cupcake Flower Bouquet in pink wrappers

Test out the piping tip before using it on a cupcake. Pipe a flower on a piece of parchment paper to see what design comes out.

Here are some flower ideas you can make!

  • Roses
  • Hydrangeas
  • Mums
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Zinnia
  • Dahlia
  • Dried Craspedia
  • Tulips
  • Pansies
Floral cupcakes in pink tulip cupcake wrappers.

Add a few green mint leaves to the side of the cupcakes for the leaves. You can also make leaves from buttercream, but I feel like adding mint leaves if pretty and easy!

Floral cupcakes with a mint leaf.

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A cupcake decorated with small flowers and a tiny mint leaf.

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Simple Cupcake Flower Bouquet”

  1. So excited to try these! Thank you for linking the tulip cups and piping tips – just ordered them and can’t wait til they arrive. Thank you for the wonderful quarantine homemade bouquet idea! 🙂

  2. these are so gorgeous, they look so complex until your wal through made them look pretty straightforward with piping bags and differently-sized tips, love them so thank you


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