|These were the first ones I made, though the picture above came out much better.|
pack of chop sticks
flower pot(s) -- I found these at Target
tube of green paint
ribbon or decorative** tape
foam balls (craft store)
Moss or fake grass
Strawberry cupcakes and icing
Bake your cupcakes and set aside to cool. Meanwhile paint your chopstick green so they look like stems. Then heat up your hot glue gun. While it's heating, measure and cut your ribbon, or if you're using tape, just apply tape around the top of the pots; If not, glue on your ribbon. Get creative*! Use ribbon and tape however you like. Cut foam to fit right inside the pot snugly, you want it to sit just inside not down at the bottom. I tried putting foam inside the bottom of the pot and the cupcakes were not "anchored" enough to stay upright. After the paint has dried, stab your chopstick into the foam, careful not to stab it all the way down to the bottom of the pot. Then cover the foam with moss or grass (no need to glue the moss) it will stay put, plus it will melt the foam. Gently puncture the bottom of cupcakes and place them onto the chopsticks. I iced the cakes after they were on the "stems" it's less likely to mess up the icing that way. Done. SOOO CUTE!
* I painted polka dots all over the first one I made. I also put the foam at the bottom of the pot which made it impossible for the cupcakes to stay put.
** decorative tape can be found anywhere!
*** I did the unthinkable and went inside a Walmart to buy the liners but others stores have them