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Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet (There’s Beer in the Cupcakes!)

Father's Day Cupcake Bouquet

Over on the Cupcake Project Facebook page, many of you told me that you would not give flowers to your dad for Father’s Day.  But, what if those flowers were actually cupcakes – and what if those cupcakes were made with beer?  This Father’s Day cupcake bouquet made with beer cupcakes is served in a beer mug and would be just the thing to grace your Father’s Day breakfast table.

Father's Day Cupcakes

Cupcake bouquets can be intimidating to make.  It was hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that the cupcakes would really stay put and the frosting wouldn’t just fall off.  But, cupcake bouquets are surprisingly easy to make and, as long as you use a fairly stiff frosting, the frosting will magically stay in place on the cupcakes.  I kept checking back on my bouquet and found that even a day later everything was exactly in place as I had left it (insert sigh of relief here).

What You’ll Need to Make a Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet

StainlessLUX 73211 Brilliant Double-walled Stainless Steel Large Beer Mug (16 Oz) - Quality Barware for Your Enjoyment

Any beer mug will do.  I think a stainless steel one would look particularly nice.

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Farberware Classic Toothpicks, 300-Count

Basic toothpicks.  You don't need anything fancy here.

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Styrofoam Balls 6-Pack: 3" White

A foam ball that fits snugly in the mug.  Most mugs will work well with three inch balls.  You should be able to find this product at most craft stores.  I got mine at Michaels.

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(2) Designer Tape Dispensers by Staples CUPCAKE COFFEE CUP & SAUCER Tape Incl

Basic clear tape.  This cupcake tape dispenser is not necessary, but it sure is fun!

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Your favorite cupcakes!  A standard-sized beer mug bouquet will hold 7 cupcakes.  Any recipe will will do, but if you want to go the beer cupcake route, I’ve got lots of beer cupcakes to choose from.

WILTON OPEN STAR TIPS 1M 402-2110

No matter which cupcakes you're making, you'll want to use a 1M star tip to pipe the rose on top of the cupcake.

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How to Make a Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet

Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet

Yield: A seven cupcake Father's Day bouquet

Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet

Ingredients

  • Beer mug
  • 3 inch foam ball (or whatever foam ball fits snugly inside your mug)
  • Toothpicks
  • 7 cupcakes frosted to looks like flowers (see below in the post for more details)
  • 1 sheet of tissue paper, any color
  • Scotch tape

Instructions

  1. Position the foam ball as deep inside the mug as you can. Press down hard on it. If it's not in far enough, the ball could fall out of the mug with all of your cupcakes on it. Tragedy!
  2. Using the toothpicks, poke two small holes in the bottom of each cupcake liner. I found that it was easier to put the cupcakes onto the toothpicks if the holes were pre-poked.
  3. Position toothpicks around the foam ball (2 per cupcake). The ones toward the bottom of the ball should be placed on a slight angle pointing upward.
  4. Place cupcakes on the toothpicks using the pre-poked holes.
  5. Cut tissue paper into small strips, accordion fold the strips and fold in half to make little fans. Tape them to any empty spots where the foam ball shows.
  6. Surprise Dad at breakfast!
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2013/06/fathers-day-cupcake-bouquet-theres-beer-in-the-cupcakes.html

I used Stephanie’s excellent cupcake bouquet tutorial on 52 Kitchen Adventures as my guide when I made this Father’s Day bouquet.

Piping a Rose

She’s got great tips on how to make bouquets as well as how to pipe roses on your cupcakes.  The so very helpful animated photo above is from Steph!

More Father’s Day Cupcake Ideas

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Are you looking for more Father’s Day cupcake ideas?  The Cupcake Project Pinterest Explorers have a board for that!

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12 Responses to Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet (There’s Beer in the Cupcakes!)

  1. Sharon June 11, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Yummy! Love this fun idea, and will share this week. Thanks!

  2. nessa June 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Great idea!

  3. Chloe June 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Where is the beer cupcake recipe?

    • Chloe June 12, 2013 at 12:03 am #

      Dont worry about it i found the recipe on your Facebook page! Sounds Delish, I’m definitely making this for my dad on sunday!

  4. TidyMom June 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    What a great idea Stef!! Did I miss the beer cupcake recipe?

    • Stef June 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks! I didn’t give a specific recipe. I just suggested using one of my many beer cupcake recipes and linked to them in the post.

  5. Katie | The Hill Country Cook June 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    OH MY WORLD OF CUTENESS! That is so clever!! And how did Stephanie make the animated photo? Pure awesomeness!

    • Stef June 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks, Katie! I love animated gifs. There are programs that will make them for you out of a bunch of different photos. Great meeting you at BlogHer food!

  6. ruby June 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I made these for my husband today for fathers day. I used a chocolate stout recipe from ‘the Butch bakery cookbook’ and it turned out fab! I just loved the idea of a cupcake bouquet and he loved them (there are actually none left and he is not even a cupcake person !!) Wish i cud send you a pic. Thanks so much.

  7. Tracy June 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I love making the bouquets, but I don’t frost mine until they are on the ball. Makes it easier to handle the cupcakes without worrying about messing the frosting up.

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