Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summertime Flower Cupcakes

How cute would these adorable edible flowers be in the center of your dessert table!?!?
I just fell in love with these cupcakes when we made them for my mom's 60th birthday party.
They are a huge hit and definitely a conversation piece, because they look so intricate and time consuming. But, they are super easy to make! Shhhh, don't tell. That's our little secret.

What you will need:
12 of your favorite cupcakes - baked, cooled and ready to be frosted
Frosting of your choice - I think white makes the color stand out but you can color it to match the sugar color if you like.
Mini marshmallows (I used 13 for each flower)
Decorating sugar - what ever color you want your petals to be
White sugar
Sour apple candy licorice
A ribbon to tie your bouquet together

To  make the cupcakes:
Frost your cupcake. One at a time. You don't want the frosting to harden before you put the petals on.
Cut 13 mini marshmallows in half on a diagonal (from corner to corner) This will automatically make your petal shape.
Dip the cut side into your sugar (You can do all one color or alternate from colored to white every other petal - alternating was my favorite look)

Starting with the outside row press the petals into the frosting cut side up.Alternating with white sugar dipped and colored sugar dipped. When you complete the full circle around the outer edge of the cupcake make your second row just inside the first but lay the next row of petals between the 2 from the first row (see image above) . Continue until your flower is complete.

I used Sour green apple twizzler pull and peels for the "stems" and just tied a cute little ribbon around them to look like a real bouquet.

So so easy and looks like it took hours of time and detail to get it right. You will have so much fun making these! Let me know how it worked for you in the comments below!

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