Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Mums the Word" Cupcakes!

With Mother's Day and hopefully some decent Spring weather coming...I thought these little beauties would be perfect! They do take some time, but are very simple once the busy work is done.

12-24 cupcakes
white frosting
1 bag, mini marshmallows
food coloring
good (very clean) kitchen scissors

You will begin by cutting the mini marshmallows, across the diagonal of their shape. Creating a petal like formation.You will need about 22 cut mallows for each cupcake. Only cut 3-4 at a time, because they begin to dry out before you can dip them in sugar.
Press them sticky side down into colored sugar. (for a short cut, just put a few drops of food coloring into regular white sugar and mix with a fork till blended) I used, yellow, green and pink.
You will repeat this step...a lot!
Once you have all petals, in all desired colors, begin frosting your cupcakes with a normal amount of frosting. Work cupcake by cupcake so the frosting doesn't dry out. Start by arranging the petals in the middle and work your way out! Super simple and because nature isn't perfect- you don't have to be either! I added a nonpareil mint chip for the center, but you could really use anything cute!