DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes

DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes
Several weeks ago I was invited to attend a baby shower in honor of one of my favorite California friends Jenny, the sunshiney author of Picky Palate!
Photobucket Jenny is one of the cutest girls ever and the release of her yummy cookbook is right around the corner! When I RSVP~ed "yes" to the invite, I had no idea Blooming on Bainbridge would be under construction with Freckled Nest creating the new blog design {which I'm absolutely head over hills in love with and will rave about later}. In honor of Jenny and her new bundle of JOY, who is due like RIGHT NOW, I made these happy Pom Pom Cupcakes! DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes For the vanilla cupcakes I used TidyMom's Perfect Cupcake recipe. Honestly. It never ever fails. The cupcakes always turn out perfect! DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes For the frosting I used Shelly's Marshmallow Buttercream. Cookies & Cups Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
This frosting is heavenly. Who doesn't love frosting made with Marshmallow Fluff! Photobucket For decorating the cupcakes you'll need: Decorating Cupcakes For making the pom-pom balls you'll need: DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes Begin with 4 sheets of tissue paper.
Try and find good quality tissue paper. If the tissue paper is really thin it makes pulling the layers apart tedious and frustrating because the tissue tears and you begin stomping your feet on the floor and pitching hissy~fits!
Photobucket Fold and cut until you have a stack of tissue paper that measures approximately {but doesn't have to be exact} 5" x 7". Photobucket Now begin at the bottom folding back and forth accordion style creating 1 inch folds.Photobucket Fold 6 times creating 6 folds. Photobucket Photobucket Now you'll cut the extra tissue paper from the folds. Photobucket Fold the folded strip in half creating a middle point mark. Wrap a thin piece of craft wire around the middle point and snip the ends of wire. Photobucket Measure 1 1/2" up from middle and cut a rounded/scalloped edge. Photobucket This creates a scalloped edge for the pom pom. Photobucket Hold the pom pom in one hand spreading tissue paper layers/folds apart. Photobucket Gently begin to pull the layers upwards and apart. Photobucket Separating the layers GENTLY is key. Try not to get frustrated if the tissue tears. Once the pom pom ball is nice and full you can't even tell if there is torn tissue. Photobucket Heat up the glue gun. Flip the pom pom ball over. Photobucket Glue one of the lollipop sticks into a fold in the pom pom. Photobucket How cute and easy is that! Photobucket Cut the ribbon and tie. Photobucket There you have it! DIY Pom Pom Cupcakes The cutest ever pom pom balls for cupcakes! Photobucket Stick the pom pom balls with ribbons right in the cupcake! Sit the cupcakes in the fridge for a bit to secure the cupcakes before serving. Photobucket Seriously! These Pom Pom Cupcakes are so absolutely adorable I could barely contain myself while I was making them! I was wishing all of us girls were together so we could laugh and celebrate Jenny and enjoy all the yummy goodies that everyone made!  Photobucket Just look at the yummy~ness! Photobucket Here's a list of all the yummy treats! Pop over and celebrate! 
Amanda: i am baker Special Cake for a "Picky Palate"
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies 
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces 
Averie: Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars 
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs 
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes 
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes 
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake 
Heather: Heather's Dish Perfect Pancake Bites 
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies 
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies 
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers 
Lauren: Lauren's Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes 
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies 'n Cream Sheet Cake 
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors  
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca 
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker Shrimp Nacho Bites 
Naomi: Bakers Royale Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles 
Recipe Boy: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos 
Robyn: Add a Pinch Blue Velvet Cake
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves 
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles 
Photobucket Sorry I was late for the party girls!
Wishing Jenny a safe delivery!
Can't wait to meet that bundle of JOY!


  1. Those are so insanely cute!!!!
    I want to make pom poms and decorate my house :)

  2. A. I love these cupcakes and the FABULOUS tutorial.

    B. I LOOOOVE your new design! It's so fresh and FUN!!!

    C. Your sidebar buttons are so CUTE!!!

    D. PODCAST: I.Cannot.Wait.

    E. Love, love, love, love EVERYTHING!!!

  3. so adorable...and they look so good. Would you please share your source for the cute cup cake liners.....

  4. Teresa!!! I am in love with your new design!!! Gorgeous. Just like YOU!!!

    And these cupcakes! So fun!

  5. I love the new Blog interface, love the design and love the cupcakes. I missed you. Where have you been?

  6. wow love this..Howe wonderfully you make this flower and it looks so charming over cupcakes.
    Pooh Baby Shower

  7. hello!! friend how are, am say that Such cute ideas, thanks for sharing. I love those things...