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Heart Flower cupcakes how-to

This is a quick and easy way to top a cupcake. The little flower pots add just the right touch of whimsy – they make a great presentation for a party!

ingredients:
cupcakes
frosting
giant heart quins
edible pearls
4″ flower pots

For the Handmade event I knew I wanted to do something different and artsy with the cupcakes. As with all my cupcake ideas I drew a lot of sketches, and they all seemed to go back to a cupcake flower growing out of a flower pot – with hearts. Hm. So that’s what ended up on the facebook invitation and is now also available here in notecards! But how to emulate that in cupcake form without going over the top?

At my local baking supply store I found ‘Giant Heart’ quins, Corazones Gigantes – no lie – these things were huge. I thought they’d be great as ‘petals’ for a mock heart flower.

Ganache (recipe here) is an easy way to frost a cupcake…without actually making frosting. Simply take the cupcake and dip it. It gives a nice thin layer on top of the cupcake and sets really nicely – perfect for quins.

I placed 5 hearts into a formation on top of the cupcakes, then added a small edible pearl into the center. Then I placed the whole cupcake into 4″ clean flower pot. Because of my extreme need to make everything symmetrical – NO ONE believed these cupcakes were real and I fell into the same problem with the Shave Ice Cupcakes…no one would eat them!!

These look lovely and would make a great favor for a bridal or baby shower!

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Heart Flower cupcakes how-to

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13 Responses to “Heart Flower cupcakes how-to”

  1. Janet says:

    did people take or leave the flower pots?

  2. Christine says:

    Hi Jenn, your cupcakes look so beautiful! I was wondering if you could share your cream cheese frosting recipe please? I have tried making frosting a lot of times, but mine always comes out super runny. Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

  3. Carlette says:

    Ah these look so lovely – do u let people take the pots with them??

  4. justJENN says:

    Yes, I encourage people to take the pots, it’s easier to carry the cupcake!!

  5. justJENN says:

    @Christine
    I don’t know why it would be runny – what recipe are you using and are you adding liquid? This is one of my cream cheese frosting recipes:
    http://justjennrecipes.com/vanilla-cream-cheese-frosting/2010/04/14/

  6. Great idea….and the flower pots are super cheap!!! I will have to do this next bake sale.

  7. Christine says:

    Hi Jenn,

    Thanks for the recipe link! I will try it out next time I bake cupcakes. Quick question for clarification: do the cream cheese & butter have to be softened first? Or do you use it right after you take it out of the fridge?

    Thanks! :)

  8. lynne says:

    these are so cute! Ha ha, I probably would’ve eaten them!

  9. Wow, this is a ingenious idea to serve yummy cake in a small flower pots. This recipe will make a great valentine day party cupcake too! I love the flower and heart design in it! Great and thanks for sharing.

  10. Loraine says:

    You’re cupcakes are just awesome!!! I can’t see your red velvet recipe though and I’d love to make it.

  11. nichole says:

    These are so cute! I love cupcakes and flowers! I think I’ll start growing some cupcakes now.

  12. good share what looking for something like that since long times !

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