pretty purple flower cupcakes

Flower Cupcakes

If you have ever wondered how to make flower cupcakes, they are much easier than you might think! Don't let a decorating bag and tip scare you off from making gorgeous cupcakes with flowers that can be turned into the most beautiful cupcake flower bouquet. Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day, a bridal shower or just want some flower birthday cupcakes, this dessert is sure to brighten anyone's day!

Keyword birthday cupcakes, flower bouquet, flower cupcakes, mother's day cupcakes, wedding shower cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Lisa Marie for


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp violet gel food coloring
  • 1-2 oz. green fondant


  1. Before decorating, make sure cupcakes are cool to the touch. Otherwise, buttercream will slide/melt right off.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and milk on medium speed.
  3. Increase speed to high.
  4. Once the buttercream starts to take form, add gel food coloring. Mix until completely tinted.
  5. Scoop purple buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton icing tip #74 attached.
  6. Frost each cupcake with buttercream flowers. To achieve this look, frost a small dollop, about ½ an inch in diameter in a circular motion. Start in the center and surround it with 5-6 other flowers, along the circumference of your cupcake.
  7. To make fondant leaves, roll out a small sphere from your green fondant, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  8. Flatten sphere then point it on one end. Place 3-4 randomly on each cupcake.