Back in June 2009, I tried making the "flower pot" or "bouquet" cupcakes
and they pretty much FAILED ! When I went to search for that post, I laughed when I saw the pictures at my beginning attempt with fondant. The fondant daisies were sliding off the tops & the sticks poked thru alot of my cupcakes and slid down the sticks. My granny called me the night before my mom's birthday and asked what kind of cupcakes I was going to make for my mom and proceeded to tell me about the cupcake bouquet she saw on Food Network. I told her that I had made them before but they were an epic fail and I wasn't happy with the results. I think this challenged me, to make them again so my granny could see.
After work I popped into Michaels for floral foam and wooden sticks. I decided to do mini cupcakes instead of standard cupcakes. They are lighter in weight and I thought I'd have better luck keeping them on the sticks. It worked! What I didn't realize is how hard they would be to transport set up. I really should have waited to pop them on the sticks when I arrived at my destination. I lost 2 in the trip up the hill to my mom's..but after rearranging the sticks you couldn't tell that anything was missing.
Happy Birthday Mom... So happy we were able to celebrate with you!
Doesn't she look great for having 40 yr old & 34 yr old daughters?
I can only hope I look as good as she does at 63