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Mother’s Day Flower Cupcakes: Cupcake Tuesday

Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday! I’m so glad to have you! I have updated the Cupcake Heaven page, there are over 100 designs and recipes! Check it out!!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which you probably already know. How will you be celebrating? Dinner out? Maybe Breakfast in Bed? Or how about these easy and fun Flower Cupcakes?

I think your kiddos will have a blast decorating them for you. First, let’s whip up some frosting…

You will need brown or chocolate frosting for the flower pot, yellow for the centers of the flowers and different colors, depending on how many flowers you make.

Start with the flower pot. Frost 9 regular size cupcakes with brown or chocolate. I smoothed the frosting with a spatula dipped in hot water.

Then for the center of the flowers. Add a thin layer of frosting. Then fit a decorator bag with a #4 round tip. Pipe on little “spikes” of frosting. This does take a little time, but it’s very easy.

Now let’s decorate the outer rim of the flower or the petals. Fit a decorator bag with a #12 round tip. Pipe on frosting and add a little colored sugar or sprinkles if you want.

For the stems I used lime green Twizzlers and the leaves were rolled out and cut from large green gumdrops. See how I do that in this video.

Then it’s time to find a large tray or board that you can serve on. Place the pot at the bottom of the board, then add your flowers. For each flower you will need 1 regular size cupcake and 7 minis.

And in case you missed them…these Stiletto and Ring Cupcakes would be perfect for Mother’s Day too!

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!


  1. Can someone tell me if all of the cupcakes are the same size? The petals appear smaller. I want to make this for a Spring party.

    1. Hi Anna, I’m not sure what you mean. Each cupcake is shown with instructions.

      1. Thanks for answering . . . the yellow center cupcakes and the brown cupcakes appear to be a different size than the colored petal cupcakes. I guess it is an optical illusion. The instructions don’t mention a different size but they look different.

  2. I followed the garden path from Sweet Sixteen: May Flowers collection to your blog. These cute flowers look like they’d be fun for my grandkids to help put together! Thanks for sharing…and congratulations on being featured in the collection!

  3. This looks so cute! I love a project (or cupcake!) that is easy to do but has a dramatic impact-I can’t imagine taking these anywhere and not having folks ohhh & ahhh 🙂

  4. This is precious! How pretty laid out for a MD brunch! You are FAB – I have dubed you my Cupcake Mama!!

  5. Mother’s will be very glad if they receive this cute cupcakes at their special day.

  6. You are a very creative woman you! Always love what you come up with, very inspiring!

  7. love the flower cupcakes look super cute what a nice suprise for mom

  8. Those are mt kind of flowers. I always feel a twinge at real flowers. Its against my nature to pay so much for something that dies! Give me cookie stuff or sugar. Ir giftcards to target….that’s the way to my heart! Gorgeous, Liz!!!

  9. I like how you made the yellow spikey centers for these cupcakes. I think even I could handle that icing technique. Thanks for hosting this week, I have been creating my own unique recipe for mint julep cupcakes!!!

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