Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

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Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? And how about giving a sweet treat to a special someone? Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and here is a perfect easy way to dress up a yummy treat and make it extra special for MOM.

Dyed Coffee Filter Cupcake Flowers for Mother's Day

Look how pretty these are! How special would you feel if you were handed one of these tasty treats?

Dyed Coffee Filter Flowers Cupcake Decorations for Mother's Day

And what makes this even easier is knowing you can find so many already made tasty treats at your local grocer’s bakery. It’s gifting made easy…thanks to your grocer’s bakery department!

I recently picked up a few bakery treats that caught my eye. Big blueberry muffins are perfect for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. And I couldn’t resist this gorgeous jumbo chocolate cupcake. It was seriously calling my name!

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And I know I could never make these strawberry swirl cupcakes look so perfect.

But what I do know is how to dress them up and make them all look even more scrumptious and special—with hand-dipped dyed coffee filters!

Coffee Filter Flower Cupcakes Party tray

Yep, this is one of the simplest craft and gift ideas ever. And you probably already have all the materials you need in you kitchen right now.

To make the colored coffee filter flowers I used:

  • white coffee filters (these come in either small or larger size. I used the smaller (for 4-6 cups of brewing) for the regular sized cupcakes, and the larger ones (for the 6-10 cups of coffee brewing) for the giant cupcake and large muffin)
  • food coloring (I used pink, yellow, and purple neon food coloring plus blue food coloring)
  • water
  • bowls
  • paper towels

Here is how to you dip dye coffee filters:

How to Dip Dye Coffee Filters for Crafting

I used a ceramic bowl wide enough to hold my coffee filters upside-down. I poured about 1/2 cup of water in the bottom, added a few drops of food coloring, stirred and then dipped about 6-10 coffee filters in the colored mixture at once.

I let the dye soak into the coffee filters for just a few seconds. It will soak up the dye super quickly. In less than 3 seconds you will have a stack of colored coffee filters. I pulled them out of the dye before it hit the bottom of the filters and immediately put them on a paper towel lined plate or tray. If the bottoms get soaked, then they tend to flatten out and loose their “cupcake” shape.

I set out four different bowls, with four different color food dye mixtures. And I had a baking tray all set and lined with paper towels.

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And when they were half dry I double-dipped a few or them, giving them a deeper color and mixing some of the colors together, like the yellow and pink to make a pretty orange color at the ends.

hand dip-dyed coffee filters

Then, you just need to let them dry. I set them outside to dry in the sun. They do dry lighter than what they come out directly from the dye.

After they were dry, it was a matter of taking 3-6 of them, fluffing them up and creating a pretty colorful “flower” base to rest my tasty treats on.

mother's day cupcake treat with dyed coffee filter flower craft

You can put multiple colors together and create a really pretty rainbow flower effect.

Rainbow Coffee Filter Dip Dyed Cupcake Decorations

Or give a yummy chocolate treat a perfect pop of Spring color like this vibrant neon pink.

How pretty is that?

coffee filter flower cupcakes treat for mom

Dress it up with a cupcake flag or tag, and you have an instant Mother’s Day treat fit for a queen!

Best Mom Cupcakes with Coffee Filter hand dyed flowers

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I cut mine out and attached them to pretty paper straws that I cut in half.

Dyed Coffee Filter Cupcake Decorations Craft

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Mother's Day Cupcakes with dyed coffee filter flowers and free printable

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And just remember, your grocer’s bakery is a really convenient and perfect destination for buying delicious baked goods that can be customized for any gifting occasion! Remember how I personalized bakery good for Valentines Day? You can make it homemade with just a little craftiness and creativity.

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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