I made this Hydrangea cupcake bouquet a couple of years ago to give as a gift to a friend for her birthday. I've been asked about how it's made many times and have finally gotten around to posting this tutorial. It's fairly simple to do but very impressive when finished.
To make one small cupcake bouquet, you will need:
4-6 vanilla cupcakes
1 recipe (2-3 cups) buttercream frosting (you can use any type buttercream frosting you prefer. I used this recipe)
Violet or purple food coloring. The gel type icing coloring works best.
Pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
Container for your bouquet
Floral oasis or foam cut to fit the into your container
5-10 pieces of tissue paper cut into 4-5 inch squares
Add the violet food coloring to the buttercream but don't blend it in completely. Let some of the icing be darker and even leave some white bits. This will make your hydrangeas look variegated and more realistic.
I used the Wilton 1M star tip. This is my go to decorating tip. I use it all the time!
Voila, an edible bouquet, a great gift for almost anyone!