Cupcake Bouquet

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 1 bouquet with 48 mini-cupcakes
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Butter, for greasing bowl

1 (18.25-ounce) box golden yellow cake mix

1 1/3 cups water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 (16 ounce) containers vanilla frosting

1/2 cup powdered sugar

48 store-bought mini-cupcakes or mini-muffins, paper liners removed

48 toothpicks

Special Equipment:

Pastry bag

Star tip


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter and flour an 8-inch-diameter stainless steel bowl. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer or by hand for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Transfer batter to prepared buttered bowl. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert cake onto cooling rack and remove bowl. Cool cake completely. Spread 1 can of frosting over rounded side of cake. Mix remaining can of frosting with powdered sugar in large bowl and transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Frost or pipe a rosette atop each cupcake. Place a toothpick into the bottom of each cupcake; press toothpick into cake dome, forming a bouquet. Place cake on stand.
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