Saturday, April 3, 2010
I didn't need the calendar but I couldn't pass up the $1 resource of the fun and colorful ideas it was filled with. These cupcakes are my own variation to an idea in the calendar.
To create these cupcakes:
Bake 2 dozen cupcakes as directed on your favorite cake mix box.
Allow to cool. Make a butter cream frosting. Color the frosting as desired.
To create the flowers on the top: Cut large marshmallows (using clean scissors) into five even slices each to create the petals. Slicing the marshmallows creates a sticky side. Dip the sticky side into sugar. I made up all of my petals before I began icing and decorating.
I was especially excited to find a bag of marshmallows that had white, pink, and pink and white marshmallows for this project. I dipped the pink marshmallow petals in white sugar to give them some sparkle.
The original idea in the calendar was done using a white cake mix, white cupcake wrappers, bright white icing, white marshmallows, and pastel sugars were used to add color to the petals. They were done for a birthday and each flower had a white birthday candle in the center. They were beautiful!
This decorating idea is simple enough for the grandkids to do too. I'm thinking you could use the same marshmallow idea to create butterflies! Can't wait to give it a try.