Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

Time: 15- 20 minutes
Materials: flowers, sponge, bamboo skewers, wire, scissors

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersThat’s right folks, cupcakes AND flowers. together. at last.

I tend to make a lot of practical crafts for this blog, but this week, I wanted to do something fun for spring. Are these flower cupcake toppers a reasonable craft for a large party? Debatable. Will they rock said party if you decide make them? Absolutely! Sometimes you just gotta let loose and follow your crafty dreams.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersCut your flowers short, leaving only about 1-1 1/2″ of stem. You want enough to secure to the skewer, but not so much where the flower goes into the cupcake.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersCut a very thin layer of sponge, then dip in water. Aline your flower stem beside the skewer (or slip onto the skewer if able), cover the base with the damp sponge, then tape in place. You’ll want to cover the tape with wire, or maybe even scrap fabric, so it does not show. I started with floral wire, but found it a bit too difficult to mold. A thin, flexible jewelry wire should do the trick.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake ToppersPlace toppers in your cupcakes and serve! If you are having several guest over, these would also look great on a singular cake. For reference, the ranunculus lasted ~4 hours, the lilac ~5 hours, and the daffodils ~7.5 hours, all without refrigeration.

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

DIY Fresh Flower Cupcake Toppers

Looking for more floral inspiration? Follow my instagram hashtag, #sundayflowerseries, for a new flower every week! 

  • Tan

    Oh my goodness Rachel this is so cute!

    • Rachel Mae Smith

      Thank you so much Tan :) !

  • Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Oh. My. Gosh. This is beautiful, adorable, and delicious all at the same time. I totally know what you mean about tending not to shy away from the practical crafts, but the simplicity to impact ratio for this one is off the charts. It’s so amazingly worth doing.

    • Rachel Mae Smith

      Amy, you are too sweet, thank you so much! I’m glad to hear you think this project is worth doing :)

  • Casey Starks

    These came out so pretty and the sponge is a nice, practical touch! Now I want to eat one. :)

    • Rachel Mae Smith

      Girl, I will save you one! I think I discovered the best tax deduction ever with this project ;)

      • Casey Starks

        I’ll trade you some Mini Eggs!

  • Melissa

    These are amazing! So beautiful.

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