Cactus Cupcakes, Materials and Links
[With 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
Singer Pearlized Head Straight Pins, 150-Count Steel pins 1-1/4-inch long, $5.11
DC America WTC108 Wrought Iron Table Torchiere with Glass Cups 11x7 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.
Bakerpan 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.
Sandtastik 1 Lb Bag - Tan Colored Sand $12.99
The Crafts Outlet 100-Piece Faceted Plastic Transparent Round Beads, 12mm, Raspberry Red $4
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.
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.)
Watch my Cactus Cupcakes video on YouTube.