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.
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
Any beer mug will do. I think a stainless steel one would look particularly nice. (View on Amazon)
Basic toothpicks. You don’t need anything fancy here. (View on Amazon)
Tissue paper in whatever color you like. (View on Amazon)
Basic clear tape. This cupcake tape dispenser is not necessary, but it sure is fun! (View on Amazon)
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.
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. (View on Amazon)
How to Make a Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet
Father’s Day Cupcake Bouquet
- Beer mug
- 3 inch foam ball or whatever foam ball fits snugly inside your mug
- 7 cupcakes frosted to looks like flowers see below in the post for more details
- 1 sheet of tissue paper any color
- Scotch tape
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Place cupcakes on the toothpicks using the pre-poked holes.
- 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.
- Surprise Dad at breakfast!
I used Stephanie’s excellent cupcake bouquet tutorial on 52 Kitchen Adventures as my guide when I made this Father’s Day bouquet.
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!