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These Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes are GORGEOUS and perfect for any season. Come see how easy it is to make these Marshmallow Flowers!
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes – So Pretty To Make!
I'm soooooo excited about these Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes!
Over in our Dinner's Done Facebook group, one of the members shared her pictures of these simple Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes and I was soooo impressed.
I wasn't quite sure how big a job they would be, but it turns out they were super simple, and they are such a great project to make with kids too.
I love that. 🙂
You're going to want to start with your cupcakes – either make them from scratch or buy a cake mix and whip them up. Once they are completely cooled, you can go ahead and add frosting to the cupcakes.
If you're feeling REALLY adventurous, you could try using melted chocolate instead of frosting, but you'd have to go pretty quick to get the petals applied.
How do you make marshmallow flowers for a cake?
- cupcakes (either from scratch or from a box – if using a box you'll need to purchase a cake mix)
- mini marshmallows
- sanding sugar
Once your cupcakes are baked and completely cooled, you're going to get started on making your marshmallow petals.
Take your mini marshmallows and cut them in half diagonally. Add them into a small bowl or sandwich baggie and then add your colored sugar into the bag. Mix or give a good shake and your petals will be ready to be turned into a pretty flower.
Using different colors of colored sugar will allow you to create “theme” colors for any season. You can choose pastels for spring or summer, a bold purple and orange for fall, or a red and green theme for Christmas!
Add the homemade marshmallow petals onto your cupcake, starting with the outside and working inward. If there is a more sticky side of the marshmallow from the decorating sugars, use that one to help hold the petal on.
While they're wayyyy more time consuming than I realized they would be (isn't everything?), it's always fun to learn a new skill, so I'm having fun along the way!
Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes
- 1 box Cake Mix
- 1 tin Frosting
- 1 bag Small Marshmallows
- Sanding Sugar Choose whatever color you would like for your marshmallow petals!
- Bake cupcakes according to boxed instructions and allow to cool completely
- Frost your cupcake with your frosting
- Take your marshmallows and cut them in half diagonally (You'll need about 20 "petals" per cupcake)
- Place the marshmallows into a Ziploc bag
- Add your sanding sugar to the Ziploc bag and shake
- Apply your marshmallow petals to your frosted cupcake - starting outside and working toward the center
These flower shaped petals are just GORGEOUS on this cupcake. And I love love LOVE that you could use all kind of cupcake recipes to create these. Maybe even one using hot chocolate or hot cocoa mix for winter? That sounds SO good!
While they are a little more time consuming than the video shows (ahem), they really are pretty simple and require hardly any fancy skills. Let us know if you give these a try and how you liked them!
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