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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

To make your Cupcake Topiary Tree you'll need:

1 Terracotta pot

Floral Foam

12 inch floral foam ball

12 inch dowel

Brown Paint

Pink Paint

Mini cupcake liners 24

Straight Pins



Fill the terracotta pot with floral foam, and insert a 12 inch dowel or thick stick in foam. If you're using a dowel you'll need to paint it brown before placing it. Paint a 12 inch floral foam ball pink and let dry. This can take an hour, be sure it's all the way dry. Push the ball down onto the dowel that's already been anchored into the pot. Using straight pins and cupcake papers to plot your cupcake design, then place real cupcakes in each spot removing the pins and papers used for plotting as you go. Attach cupcakes (all ready decorated.) using 3 toothpicks poked halfway into the bottom of each cupcake and press them into the ball
You can also use a larger dowel with to different size balls..I like to put the toothpicks in the ball first then add the cupcake that way i am not trying to press toothpicks and cupcakes and mashing my cupcakes.


  1. how cute!! do you have step by step pictures? and do you place the cupcakes onto the ball, then frost? or do you frost first and then place them into the ball? Pam ~ Sunny CA!!

  2. wow. my first time to see a cake like this. really amazing.i'll share this with my friends.cakes on line

  3. Sorry I dont have step by step..but the next time I do one I will. You frost the cupcakes first. Then place them on the ball.