Cactus cupcakes video

The materials and resources listed below go with my Cactus Cupcakes video on YouTube. The cacti are Echinopsis ssp. ‘Domino Cactus’ from Altman Plants, size 2.5, $5 each. Have fun! — Debra

Pins for cactus cupcakes

Singer Pearlized Head Straight Pins, 150-Count Steel pins 1-1/4-inch long, $5.11

Cactus cupcake display stand

DC America WTC108 Wrought Iron Table Torchiere with Glass Cups 11×7 x 7.8 inches, $28.13

The candle holder in my video is a $7 thrift-store find. This is the closest I could find online at a reasonable price. 

Silicone muffin liners for cactusBakerpan Silicone Mini Cupcake Holders, Mini Cupcake Liners, Pastry & Dessert Cups, 24 Pack $9.95

Mine came from Michael’s Craft Store around Easter. Those I found online are brighter. 

Sand the color of cake batter

Sandtastik 1 Lb Bag – Tan Colored Sand $12.99

Beads for cactus cupcakes

The Crafts Outlet 100-Piece Faceted Plastic Transparent Round Beads, 12mm, Raspberry Red $4

Pumice for succulents

Dallas Bonsai Pumice Small Grain for Bonsai Soil Mix & Cactus, 1 quart $5.80

This should be enough for a dozen cupcakes. To stretch it, use soil from the nursery pots that the cacti came in. Place it in the bottom of the muffin liners and conceal with a layer of pumice, then top the pumice with sand.

Cactus cupcakes

Want to make REAL cupcakes that look like cactus? Alana Jones-Mann’s website has excellent step-by-step photos and directions. (Photo used with permission.)