Mother’s Day Rose Cupcake Garden

Happy Mother’s Day! What did you get your mom?

I got her flowers.

Lots of flowers.

I was innocently browsing the bakeware/cookware section when I stumbled upon these adorable silicon pot cupcakes. I realized Mother’s Day was coming up, and since my mom loves flowers + I had leftover marshmallow fluff fondant, I thought homemade flower cupcakes would be a real treat!

At first I didn’t know how I would decorate them, but once I started it just sort of came together. I made chocolate cupcakes for the color to resemble soil, green buttercream frosting to resemble leaves/grass, and fondant for the flowers. My mom was so happy with them she didn’t (still doesn’t) want anyone to eat them. :)

And did you know that making fondant roses are ridiculously easy? I’m not kidding, why didn’t anyone tell me all you needed were tiny little flattened circles of fondant? They look so professional!

And because I love you, I put the directions for the fondant roses at the bottom. And the pictures are right here in case my directions are incoherent.

My mom loves me now :)

Mother’s Day Rose Cupcake Garden How-To

Materials needed: Silicon cupcake liner pots and cupcake liners.

Chocolate Cupcakes
(adapted from


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare muffin pan and silicon liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the muffin tins.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Buttercream Recipe
(adapted from

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

Fondant Roses

  1. Make 6 little balls of fondant.
  2. Take one of the balls, and make it a cylindrical shape. Flatten it using your hands or a Ziploc bag to create an oval shape. Roll it into a spiral shape. That will be the center of the rose.
  3. Flatten the rest of the balls into circles.
  4. One by one, add the circles onto the spiral, forming a petal. Repeat with the rest of the circles.
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28 Responses to Mother’s Day Rose Cupcake Garden

  1. How cute and creative! Those cupcakes are adorable!

  2. Jeanne says:

    These are such a lovely, thoughtful gift! I saw those flower pot cupcake liners at the store and I’m so tempted to buy them. I’m sure your mother was thrilled to receive this colorful flower garden!

  3. Tanvi says:

    Soo cute and gorgeous looking colors.You made your own flowers?So neat.I bet your mom would be elated to get all these.

  4. They are so pretty! I love them.

  5. Sally says:

    I know have kitchen stuff envy. Lovely idea and execution.

  6. Tine says:

    Oh gosh, these are cute! Your mom must be very happy!

  7. Linda says:

    These are adorable! I too thought making fondant roses was totally out of my league, but you have certainly made me feel otherwise. I will definitely try this out. You’re mom is a very lucky lady!

  8. They are stunning! I can’t believe how talented you are and the photos are gorgeous as well. I have not seen silicone pots before. What a splendid way to bake cupcakes in spring. Your mother must have been very touched…I know I would have been. Truly you are gifted.

  9. oneordinaryday says:

    Oh, so clever and absolutely adorable!

  10. Faith says:

    This is such an adorable idea…you really did great with the flowers! Hope your mom had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  11. How adorable! I love them. I had no idea making flowers was so simple. They look professional

  12. briarrose says:

    Omg….these are just precious!

  13. Those rose cupcakes are just gorgeous! Wow!

  14. Holly says:

    I got my Momma a gift card to her favorite clothing store : ) And these cupcakes are thee CUTEST things I’ve ever seen!! Great job!!

  15. Raghdaa says:

    Amazingggg <3

  16. Joanne says:

    Lora these are SUPER adorable! Those fondant flowers look PROFESSIONAL. I almost wouldn’t want to eat the cupcakes…almost.

  17. lena says:

    your mum is right, these are too beautiful to be eaten! awesome!

  18. Laken says:

    So smart and lovely!

  19. Great job on these – they came out looking absolutely gorgeous and perfect for Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoyed them together and ate them all! :)

  20. Juliana says:

    Oh! These cupcakes in a vase shape are so so cute…what a lovely job you have done here. Very creative, and the pictures are awesome. Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

  21. aqeela says:

    Asalaamu alaikum!
    Thank you for your comment on the carrot cake muffins recipe which i shared, youve reminded me that i should make them again – they were delicious! Amost every recipe on your blog looks inspiring, i want to try so many of them insha’Allah!
    Aqeela x

  22. kristy says:

    Hi there, thank you for visiting my blog earlier. You ‘ve a very lovely blog here and I am loving it. These cupcakes look incredibly cute. Where did you get those little pot? I love how you decorate them as well. Looks really pretty. Hope top hear from you more often, dear. Enjoy your day.

  23. kankana says:

    u got me speechless at this .. This is so creative!!

  24. These are so pretty. I actually gave my step-mom a flower in a pot as well. Only it was live. I but this version is much tastier. ;-)

  25. Hannah says:

    I want to be your mum. Cutest ever! And I’m not normally that fussed about flowers ;)

  26. These are just so beautiful…amazing really :) I am sure your mom loved them!

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