I don’t know about you guys but I’ve seen quite a few pictures of desserts like these on Pinterest lately. It got me wondering on how the people that made them, well, made them. So I examined a picture or two of the little rose cupcake pretties and did a little research as well and came up with a conclusion. It’s a fairly easy conclusion, but can be time consuming, so you better be very ambitious to do these!

These deconstructed cakes are so cute and pretty simple to make. There’s also a ton of pluses to doing these as well as it 1) uses up leftover cake scraps and 2) uses up leftover frosting. To me that’s a major 2 in 1 because I always end up having extras of both items just chilling out in the freezer just waiting for their chance to shine in some gorgeous creation.

In a way these are basically the giant version of a cake pop, minus the stick. They are also super pretty and colorful, and you won’t feel guilty if you eat a whole one because it’s basically a cupcake. Making them are also incredibly simple and easy and anyone can do it!


  • Cake – I used leftover cake scraps that I had lying in the freezer.
  • Frosting – I also used leftover frosting that I had in the freezer.
  • Fondant or Candy Clay in your choice of colors
  • Large round cutters – I used this set from Ateco.
  • Rolling pin
  • Ball tool
  • Thin foam pad
  • Water and brush
  • Exacto or paring knife
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Break up the cake and add in frosting until it starts to stick together. Either take an ice cream scoop and do 2 scoops per “cupcake” or just take a big handful and form them into a cone like shape. 
  2. Place the cake pieces on a parchment lined cookie sheet or plate and place in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes to harden. (This makes it easier to attach the fondant)
  3. Take the cake out of the fridge and do a very thin layer of frosting to help the fondant stick.
  4. Roll the fondant out nice and thin and cover the each cake.
  5. Roll out more fondant thinly and I used the 4th biggest round cutter to cut out 9 petals per cake. 
  6. Take one of the fondant rounds and use the ball tool and thin foam pad to smooth out the sides of one half. Turn it upside and brush a small amount of water on the back to act as glue. Stick the fondant on the cone “cake” to form a bud/cone like form.
  7. For the first layer of petals take three of the fondant rounds, smooth out half of each round with the ball tool. Taking one at a time glue each petal on the cake.
  8. Repeat step 7 with the last 5 rounds to create the outer layer of the flower.
  9. Use toothpicks if so desired to help stick each petal up a bit and let dry. Once dry remove the toothpicks.
NOTE: These can be time consuming so if you’re feeling really ambitious for a Valentine’s day dessert or maybe for a little girl’s birthday party, then this is something you should consider making!

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