Sure there are all sorts of edible flowers but have you actually eaten them? I have, they taste like, well, like flowers. Wouldn't you rather eat something that looked like a flower but tasted sweet? Of course you would.
I love the motif of kind of spiky flowers like this on baked goods. It contrasts nicely with the soft roundness of the cake itself, don't you think? I don't know much about flowers but I bet you guys do; are there real life spiky flowers like that out in the wild?
My cherry trees are blooming out front and brightening things up pretty nicely even though the blooms are weighed down with rain and drooping toward the sidewalk. It's nice to have something other than dark branches to look at while I walk around the city. These cupcakes probably taste the way the cherry blossoms make me feel.