How to Make Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

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About: I run a little company that rebuilds old homes. When we aren't up to our elbows in demolition dust, I'm obsessed with recycling, crafting and cooking.

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

Needed:
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!

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Tulabee

1 year ago

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

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JanP21

2 years ago

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

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satoko68

3 years ago

These are gorgeous!

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dinahw

6 years ago on Introduction

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

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...

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liz156

7 years ago on Introduction

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!

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Beautiful!
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!

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hawaiibreeze

6 years ago on Introduction

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

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ktoomey

7 years ago on Introduction

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!

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mommatouy

7 years ago on Introduction

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!

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