Rose Cupcakes for St. Therese

When I saw these rose cupcakes over on I Am Baker, I knew they were just the right thing for my Baby Shower of Roses! And they really aren’t as tricky to make as you’d think! These would be great to make for St. Therese’s feast day (Oct 1) or St. Rose of Lima’s feast day, which is coming up on August 23!

Cupcake with white frosting and rose topper

I made my roses out of candy melts, and it worked perfectly! Although I made twice the roses I needed (to be on the safe side) we only broke about 5 of them while decorating the cupcakes! 🙂

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Pink and green candy melt bags
Start by melting the candy according to the package directions, and putting it into an icing bag so you can pipe with it. A sandwich baggie with a small hole cut in the corner will also work.
Pink candy melt made into rose outline shapes from a piping bag
First pipe the pink rose buds onto parchment paper,
, then come back and add the green stems with leaves.
Green candy melt in piping bag being poured out to make rose stems
Display of rose candy melt toppers
I made mine a few days before the shower.
Display of rose candy melt toppers
When it was go-time, we just stuck them into the cupcakes.
It was that easy. And we seriously only broke 5 of them!
Display of cupcakes with white frosting and candy melt rose toppers
Display of cupcakes with white frosting and candy melt rose toppers
Display of cupcakes with white frosting and candy melt rose toppers


Display of cupcakes with white frosting and candy melt rose toppers
DIY rose cupcakes graphic
These cupcakes were a huge hit at the shower, and would be a fun project for St. Therese’s feast day as well! I promise they weren’t as hard to make as they appear, and they will put a smile on everyone’s face! Happy Catholic Cooking! 🙂
You’ll find all of my St. Therese resources for kids here.
Celebrate St. Therese with kids graphic featuring crafts


  1. Kathleen's Catholic says

    You are a domestic (church) goddess! Can I say that? :-)I LOVE this, Lacy. Amazing. And your post on the baby shower really touched me. What a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of life! St. Therese is smiling on you!

  2. Great job! Looks beautiful!

  3. Melissa from MN says

    Great idea with the melts. I am sure I'll be using that idea soon!

  4. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says

    Those are so pretty!! You always have great projects & finds on this blog. 🙂

  5. Chic Cookies says

    Thanks for sending along to Craft Gossip! I remember i am baker's original post well (isn't she the cleverest?). I posted a feature on your great tutorial today at

  6. Ooohhh! Those turned out SO pretty! I just might have to try making them, if my kitchen is ever finished! lol!

  7. I know this post is ten years old, but I found it and am excited to try these out. How do you store the roses if you make them ahead of time?

    • Shelly –

      I would recommend storing the decorations in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

      Angie, Catholic Icing Project Manager