After a long night of homework and cupcake baking, I had some extra batter and decided to try out my new IKEA cupcake pan. After they were all baked and they resembled mushrooms, I had a BRIGHT idea! Why not make them roses. So after the first wilted rose, I decided carnations were the way to go. The cupcake liners matched perfectly with a vase I purchased also at IKEA, so the Cupcake Carnation Centerpiece was born! To show my appreciation and give thanks to my daughter's teacher I presented her with this centerpiece to enjoy on Thanksgiving!