Vanilla cupcake bouquet

Mother’s Day cupcake recipes

Delight your mum with a batch of pretty cupcakes. Our edible vanilla bouquet makes a stunning gift, or kids can enjoy decorating easy-to-make fairy cakes.

6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it! 

1 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
308 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop

1 hr
More effort
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67 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day

2 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These nutty little cupcakes, topped with cream cheese icing make a pretty addition to any buffet dessert or afternoon tea spread

40 mins
Easy
19 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A grown up twist on an old classic from your childhood, these splits still taste delicious

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
64 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Retro favourite coffee and walnut cake in a cupcake version, with a choice of luxurious mascarpone topping or classic buttercream

30 mins
Easy
30 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like

37 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
278 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

50 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These neat, zesty cakes are finished off with a smooth, rich topping

35 mins
More effort
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups

50 mins
Easy
212 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these easy vanilla cupcakes in just 35 minutes. Perfect for birthdays, picnics or whenever you fancy a sweet treat, they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Delicate little cupcakes with almond buttercream icing- if you're feeling ambitious, follow our guide to creating an edible bouquet

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
91 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These bright and fun cupcakes are perfect for kids' parties

1 hr
Easy
60 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges

45 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These individual cupcakes with coffee frosting are easy to make and look great on a cake stand

47 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These cupcakes are little portions of perfection and are great to share with friends

35 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
52 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life

40 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make lots, these will disappear fast says Good Food reader Lily, aged 5

40 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party

1 hr
Easy
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These pretty roses can be used on cakes and cupcakes to give a romantic and sophisticated finish

1 hr
Easy
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