Flower Cupcakes

I found this photo of a decorating technique that is applied to a cupcake that is very easy to make even if you don’t own a pastry bag and they are definitely kid doable. Looks like they are made with miniature marshmallows cut corner to corner with the exposed sticky side dipped in fine colored sanding sugar and layered in circles around the cupcake top.

I have used this technique to make daisies with large marshmallows where I cut the marshmallows in halves or thirds straight across and not on an angle. This makes for flatter petals. I also kept them white with either no sugar or white sanding sugar or you could even use table sugar. I then used a mini-marshmallow cut in half for the center dipped in yellow sanding sugar. With the daisies I overlapped the layers just a bit. Maybe they looked more like plumerias. 🙂

Here is how I would decorate them to look like the cupcake photo above:

1. Ice the cupcake first and make a little mound so you have a middle to build upon.

2. Cut the mini-marshmallows on an angle with a scissors and dip the sticky side into colored sanding sugar. If the scissors get too sticky, dust with some corn starch but try not to get corn starch of the newly cut marshmallows or the sugar will not stick.

3. Starting placing the sugared petals on the icing and work from the outside in.

4. When you get to the center, place a few mini-chocolate chips on top.
I have also seen colored mini-chips. How springy!

5. Add some greenery with a few small citrus leaves.

6. Place in a cute wrapper or drop into an additional new paper wrapper.

If you run out of time (or patience), you could make a larger flower per cupcake with the large marshmallows placed on a green iced cupcake base.

How pretty a plate or basket of flower cupcakes would be for Easter!

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  1. These are so cool! Thanks for sharing. If I get time I am going to make these for our Easter dinner!

  2. Might have to give it a try this weekend for Easter. Hope they turn out as nice. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fun idea. I love cupcakes, so this will be a great project for my granddaughters.

  4. they are lovley ~ and doable!


  5. These look amazing! The daisies don’t even look real–so cool!!

  6. Aww!! Those are cute lil cupcakes! I always love a good cupcake decorating idea!! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Those are beautiful! I might have to try and make those for Easter! Thanks.


  8. These are so beautiful and the others, no, I don’t think they look like daisies but, definitely, plumeria. You could have pulled them off a tree in Hawaii, they are incredibly lovely. What a talent, you have!

  9. How beautiful are those? Wow! Love them!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I did these today. i found the easiest way to do it was do a base ice and then pipe out a circle of icing where you want to put the petals (marshmallows)