This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by kpmasters from Winchester, Virginia: This is a very quick and easy way to decorate cupcakes and put together as a cake. This idea can be done with absolutely any theme and in any color.
Bake cupcakes in liners as directed on package and combine all ingredients to make icing if desired or buy 1 can of store bought buttercream icing
Take 1 plastic cup and staple 6 more around that one. Then staple 12 more cups around those 6. Staple cake ruffle to paper plate. Place stapled cups on paper plate.
Insert 1 cupcake into each plastic cup. Ice each individual cupcake with icing using tip #2D in a circular pattern
Color the cupcakes using the Wilton Color Mist (alternatively can color icing using food coloring)
Decorate cupcakes with Little Mermaid candy and candle (this cupcake bouquet can be decorated in any color with any theme using sprinkles, cupcake rings, toy figurines, edible candies, etc)
The Happy Birthday sign was made on the computer and printed out then taped to 2 plastic straws with ribbon hanging and stuck in the cupcakes