Davida volunteered to host a Shavuos bake sale at our home next Wednesday night, May 16th, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. It comes right on the heels of Mother’s Day and right before the Jewish holiday of Shavuos.
Both Mother’s Day and Shavuos are days associated with flowers, so Davida and I prepared a few cupcake bouquets for the bake sale. All proceeds will benefit families in need and will satisfy both the food and decorative aspects of the upcoming holiday.
Davida is the go-to person in the family for any baking or cooking tasks. She is a master at baking and decorating and her baked goods are both delicious and beautiful. This one is no exception. It uses items that you would have on hand and is simple to assemble.
green cocktail napkins
green tissue paper
Frost seven cupcakes with icing to resemble flowers.
Find plastic or paper cups that will allow each cupcake to fit snugly inside.
Staple the seven cups together in the following way to easily form a bouquet base with places to hold the flower cupcakes:
- Staple three cups in a row.
- Staple another two cups to each other.
- Staple the last two cups to each other.
- Staple the three cups to one pair of two stapled cups. Staple the other pair of two cups to the three cups on the other side. This will form a base for your seven cupcakes with one cup in the middle and six cups all around.
Fit the plastic cup base into a basket or bowl that fits snugly. I found a farmer’s market basket that fit perfectly.
Cut the green tissue paper in half and wrap around the basket, gluing it into place. Tie a ribbon around the basket and secure with glue, if necessary.
Cut each cocktail napkin into a large circle. Tuck the napkin remnants between each cup to fill in gaps.
Wrap each cupcake in a napkin circle and fit each floral cupcake snugly into each plastic cup.