How to Jazz up Store-Bought Cupcakes with These Yummy & Easy Fruit Roll Bows
This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Rolls. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
Birthday season for our family of five has finally started. We do not have any birthdays to celebrate in January or February, but we did have our oldest child’s birthday at the end of March which is always a fun one!
Truthfully, I am not really one to throw huge parties for my children’s birthdays. I prefer a more intimate setting with just our household or a few close family members. Regardless, it doesn’t stop me from making a cute cake or jazzing up some store-bought cupcakes for my little family.
Since my oldest is super girly and LOVES to coordinate her hair bows to her outfits, I thought it would be adorable to make her Fruit Roll Bows on pink and white store-bought cupcakes using Welch’s Fruit Rolls in berry flavor.
I know, I know, I am also a food blogger so why wouldn’t I make my own cupcakes? The truth is, sometimes I do bake up a few batches of cupcakes, but lately, I am all about the birthday party hacks and shortcuts. There is nothing wrong with store-bought anything!
Luckily for my kids, I am still a creative person, so I made it my mission to take some store-bought cupcakes and add a fun touch to them. Today, I was all about using Welch’s Fruit Rolls to make these fun, berry delicious bows.
These berry fruit roll bows are made from Welch’s Fruit Rolls which are available at our local stores like Walmart and Shaw’s, an Albertsons location. Each box contains 6 rolls which are enough to make bows for 24 cupcakes.
Pink and white were the colors of choice for my daughter’s cupcakes so I ordered 12 of each color in white cake flavor from our local bakery. Ordering cupcakes is actually a money saver for me because buying butter, sugar, cupcake papers, and food gels might just cost even more!
Easy Fruit Roll Bows (makes 24)
- 1 box of Welch’s Fruit Rolls
- 24 store-bought cupcakes
- scissors to cut fruit rolls.
To assemble each bow, I cut about 5 inches of the Welch’s Fruit Rolls, and an extra 1-inch piece for the bow center.
To make the bow, bring both ends of the fruit roll together to make a loop.
Roll the 1-inch piece of fruit roll tightly.
Add it to the center of the bow, and pinch the middle together which will form the bow shape.
Fix the bow to the frosting and repeat the process.
The Fruit Roll Bows can get tacky so make sure you work with them as swiftly as possible to avoid this. I have only made these and consumed them the same day so I am not sure how they hold up being made ahead of time.
We also used the Welch’s Fruit Rolls in birthday party goodie bags. I simply purchased cellophane goodie bags and filled them with little trinkets, pencils, and Welch’s Fruit Rolls as the edible goodie. I love that these snacks have 100% daily value of Vitamin C and 25% daily value of Vitamins A & E.
Fruit is the first ingredient which makes me happy as a parent! Plus, even I love these fun little treats! You have no idea just now nostalgic it is to “unroll the fun”!
If you are looking for a cute birthday cupcake idea I suggest trying these Yummy & Easy Fruit Roll Bows– you will not be sorry since they are so easy, peasy!
robin rue says
Those are so fancy! I love this idea. I am going to have to try this when my nieces come over.
Those look so good! What could be better than cupcakes topped with Fruit Rollups? NOTHING. The answer is nothing.
Those are adorable! They really would be great for a little girls birthday party.
This is so cute! What an easy way to jazz up boring cupcakes!
Those looks delicious! I didn’t realize that Welches had these! You have such a cute idea here! I think I will do something like this when I am decorating my cupcakes!
Melissa Chapman says
The bows came out so well. It is good to enjoy those fruit rolls which have good nutritional value. Your cupcakes look bettter and have vitamins with the fruit rolls.
Super fun idea! Sometimes you just don’t have the time to make professional cupcakes at home. This is a great idea for us busy moms.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These are so cute! Such a great idea for parties!
Allison Cooper says
First, these are way too cute – love the idea! And second, I had no clue Welch’s had fruit rolls until today – we always buy the fruit snacks
Claudia Krusch says
They look so cute! Such a great idea for decorating cupcakes! Love it!
Can I say I like how you do things! Jazzing up store bought cupcakes is a an easy way to make kids feel special without making mom stressed out. My kids love fruit rolls so I know these will be appreciated.