I’m a little late, but this right here is my rad mom Susan. If you can’t tell we are a little bit alike. We are kids at heart, who love to have a good time and laugh. Oh yes we love to joke around and be carefree (if you don’t believe me you should see us at the sledding hill in the winter, we’ve been known to pair the boys up so we can have our own sled to take off on, hitting the ramps, and occasionally taking a kid or two). When I was thinking of something to go along with her mother’s day present I was stuck. Then when I was working on my summer market planning, I came across a cupcake bouquet. My mom is my biggest cheerleader and official taste tester (I pay her in food). Ooh I will make a cupcake bouquet for my sweet mother. It was so easy to do, plus it looks impressive and she was excited to discover. Not to mention the bacon roses that I scattered in with the bouquet. What can I say I’m a pretty awesome daughter.
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup raw honey (support your local community by finding a honey harvester near you)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp sea salt (I use Hawaiian)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 10 eggs (preferably pasture raised for the most nutrition)
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup sunbutter
- 1/4 cup coconut ghee
- 1 cup whipped coconut
- 1/4 cup honey
- 6 slices bacon
Let’s Make it Happen: Start with the cupcakes. Mix the dry ingredients (sea salt, baking soda, and coconut flour). In a separate bowl whisk vanilla, honey, melted coconut ghee, and eggs. Now combine them together until the batter is smooth. Scoop into cupcake tins. Bake for about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. For the Icing begin by whipping the coconut ghee and sunbutter. Add the remaining ingredients. Place into a piping bag. Squeeze onto the top of the cupcakes. Make the bacon roses simply by rolling up the bacon, crossing toothpicks through the bottom, and baking @ 350 for 30 minutes (Note I would have done this with two slices of bacon per rose if I were to do this again). Now get your flower pot (I used a big tea mug). Put a Styrofoam ball into the pot. Use toothpicks to assemble roses and cupcakes. I sincerely contemplated dipping the roses in a bit of chocolate but thought that may be too much. Now you have a beautiful bouquet of edible ‘flowers’.
Special thank you to my mother, who is truly one of my greatest friends, supporters, and just a kick ass person. I love you so, so much!