Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red, White & Blue Cupcake Tower

How great is this??? My vote for dessert displays this 4th of July are definitely the Cupcake Kabobs and THIS - a delicious and festive cupcake tower!
Fancy Flours, one of my fave websites for buying fun baking stuff, shows us how to make to make this great display. I've copied and pasted the instructions for you below! If you do make it this weekend, be sure to send a picture!
You will need:
1 large styrofoam cone (at a local craft store) and around 24 3-6″ wooden dowels, plus several toothpicks for the fruit.
5 cups fresh fruit (red strawberries, raspberries and blueberries preferred)
Cupcakes can be baked and frosted as usual, however a more dense cupcake batter will work better for attaching to the tower. Try using a pound cake, chocolate cake or carrot cake for best results. Lightly frost with buttercream or cream cheese frosting using a star tip. The heavier the frosting, the more likely it will not stay connected to the tower as it will be side heavy.
Affix cupcakes to tower by first sticking the wooden dowels firmly into the styrofoam tower. Place them evenly apart, making sure to be able to affix fruit in between each cupcake. Attach cupcakes to wooden dowels by pushing cupcake onto dowel (you may need to cut a small hole in the bottom of the cupcake wrapper (or don’t use any wrappers to avoid this step).
Now poke each strawberry, blueberry or other piece of fruit with a toothpick and push toothpick into styrofoam, in between each cupcake. You can make fruit kabobs as well and place a few pieces of fruit onto each toothpick. Make sure to completely fill up styrofoam tower so there is no syrofoam showing. Add sprigs of fresh mint to complete the look.


veggievixen said...

that's so cool!! it's like a cupcake bouquet.

S. said...

Hey! That pic above, with the red white and blue, where can I purchase that???

awesome site! Thanks

Danielle said...

I actually don't know of anywhere that makes them, sorry! The site I found that picture at is, and they give the instructions on how to make it. You can buy the supplies for it at any craft store!

S said...

Shoot! I was sooo excited! It's beautiful! Well thank you for posting the idea, I'll try it sometime! I came across your Blog when searching for DC cupcake spots, I've been to Georgetown Cupcake and am waiting to try the new one in Chinatown "Red Velvet". Also theres somewhere in Fairfax called Cupcake Actually...I'll be catering from one of them this weekend :-D

Danielle said...

No problem! Georgetown Cupcake's Strawberry cupcake is good if you haven't had it from there yet. My fave's at Red Velvet Cupcakery are their Red Velvet and Vanilla cupcakes. I haven't been to Cupcakes Actually yet either, but it's at the top of my list of things to do!