Introduction: How to Make Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Picture of How to Make Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

I had made Blooming Cupcakes using little mints and decorative sugars...then I found out that you can get the same look, with mini marshmallows! It is incredibly simple! As a matter of fact, it is EASIER! :D

Bag of mini marshmallows
Colored decorative sugars, divided by color into little seal-able sandwich baggies
Food scissors

Cut each mini marshmallow in half on a diagonal. you will end up with 2  'petals' from each marshmallow.

Place the 'petals' into a bag of decorative sugars, and give it a little shake. The sugars will only stick to the part of the marshmallow that was cut!

If you let them 'rest' for a few minutes, they will puff back up.

Carefully place your marshmallow 'petals' onto your cupcakes! They look great with little candies in the center, or pipe the center in with icing.

Hint: Using big marshmallows will give you a different look! Check out picture 2 for what the large 'petals' look like!


Tulabee (author)2017-01-24

These are so cute! How early can you make these before a party before the marshmallows get stale and hard?

JanP21 (author)2016-04-22

was reading the green licorice is gross ,why not try musk sticks I think there is a green one

tracy.baxter.94 made it! (author)2015-03-27

I just found that in cutting the marshmallows they didn't stay open - I had to cut and mannually dip them in to the sugar. I used a knife to cut the marshmallows - perhaps scissors work better? All the same very cute. Next time I'll try a round cake with 5-6 flowers around the edges.

satoko68 (author)2015-03-11

These are gorgeous!

thehbird (author)2014-03-23

perfect and adorable

abishop mitchell (author)2013-09-07

So cute and so easy!!!

dinahw (author)2012-07-15

From Australia & made these today but maybe we don't have the same mini mallows as America as mine look quite different to the photo. Great fun to do

maltesergr8 (author)2012-06-29

These look so pretty & delicious!


wilgubeast (author)2011-06-01

These look even easier than the other ones! And the petals still look awesome.

They are a LOT easier, but look so similar! I LOVE the way the big marshmallow petals turned out, it gives you a whole new look!

Next time I am going to cut the big petals in half lengthwise and layer them, try to make hibiscus...

Hope you add pics, so we can see ;)


liz156 (author)2011-06-05

my friends and I made these for a wedding shower. I thought they would be tedious/hard but they were so easy! And a lot of fun to make :D And dont eat the green licorice, it is gross!

maltesergr8 (author)liz1562012-06-29

These turned out fantastic!!


I agree, the green licorice IS pretty gross, but it looks so cute as the stems!
I'm glad you enjoy the process as much as I do, it goes quick and is so much fun!

mrscoloradogal (author)2012-05-16


hawaiibreeze (author)2012-02-20

Awesome, Awesome, Beautiful!. I've been lookng for such an easy and fun project. Can't wait to make these with my daughter.

kmarquart (author)2011-11-15

I think this would be gorgeous on top of a cake!!

ktoomey (author)2011-09-17

I absolutely love this idea ... i was wanting to decorate my cupcakes with buttercream and make flowers with it but , now that i've seen this the buttercream idea just seems so boring .. awesome job!

ZoDo (author)2011-08-24

Lovely. And so simple

mommatouy (author)2011-06-28

Gave 5 stars! Love this instructable! I love making cupcakes and the kids love to help decorate... This is something they could easily do! Thank you for sharing!

aw Thanks for commenting and rating, means a lot to see so many people trying this at home!

Where can I find the green Twizzlers used for the flower stem? I have not seen them anywhere?

They are not twizzler brand, got them at our grocery store in the produce section

RockinRo (author)2011-06-23

These are so pretty my mom loves flowers I'm going to have to try and make these for her when she comes to visit me. She will love them!

Callyjones (author)2011-06-21

came from FB, new to Instructables but it seems so cool!!! NICE job on the cupcakes, I hope you win something cool.

psvine (author)2011-06-21

AMAZING. Girl, you rock. Don't listen to the jealous haters who can't hack it. Don't let it get u down! Keep smilin!

lilo_k (author)2011-06-21

same person said the same to me, i just think he/she is being very child-like no worries you got an adorable instructable and deserve your stars!

Thanks! I like yours too!

I don't see that this individual even entered, and honestly?
I run four companies from my home,I have children, a husband and a brother who live in my home. I don't have time for petty stuff.

Cupcakes are cupcakes and this is a contest for fun.


cheesehandy (author)2011-06-20

Love it!

blowitoutyerkazoo (author)2011-06-20

Keywords play a part in searches,too...use the wrong ones and no one sees your thing in the search.

plasterhappygfunk (author)2011-06-20

bitter much?

wantsapples (author)2011-06-20

u cant rate ur own, wow what an acuzation

grumpygrapes (author)2011-06-20

tried to rate it but it wouldnt work. i give it 5 stars!! i voted!

Sporklet (author)2011-06-20


slappysquirrel (author)2011-06-19

tried to rate 5 our of 5 but the rate thing is broken. i will vte for u

came from your fb page,tried to fave and rate but it wont work. works on other peoples pages though, u being sabotaged! lol

people have been telling me this since yesterday. I sent an email to Instructables, since obviously its a glitch and not sabotage :)

I hope that they can get it fixed, so that the contest is fair.

worked for me :)

cafeeenee (author)2011-06-15

I used to make these with my sisters when we were little, too. I think its interesting that a lot of the old tricks are coming back.
Its funny,those of us who have been 'DIY'ing since the cradle have seen most of this stuff before...and now all of a sudden someone is making money off of putting them into books.
Maybe YOU should write a book!

towelsgotfunk (author)cafeeenee2011-06-15

based on what you hav published so far you can call it "I can do anything you can do,better" lol

HollyMann (author)2011-06-14

I bought the book "What's New Cupcake" and it had this recipe in it. I made it last year for my nieces. People were pretty amazed - just beautiful and simple! Kids helped make them too. Great job!

Calelovezit (author)HollyMann2011-06-14

wow Ive always wanted to buy a cookbook specifically for one thing, like cupcakes...but I cant afford it! lol how cool.

HollyMann (author)Calelovezit2011-06-14

yeah it was a little expensive but has the cutest ideas in is a great place to get books cheap!

Its so funny, I am now seeing a lot of the tricks my stepmother taught me as a kid pop up EVERYWHERE. I think she would be tickled to know that some of the things we used to do are in books and on the internet now!

mgabbano (author)2011-06-14

I will be making these for our anniversary barbeque party,thank you for the idea!

cheesehandy (author)2011-06-06

I am going to make these for my daughters birthday party! THANK YOU!
she wanted a "flower party" and i had no idea what i was going to do for the cake.
you are a lifesaver!

fuzvulf (author)2011-06-05

That is wonderful. Love it.

Calelovezit (author)2011-06-05

made these yesterday, they are so super easy and delicious and take no time at all!

bendingit (author)2011-06-02

Ur making me so hungry!

cconnor1 (author)2011-06-02

What a neat idea!

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