Crazy Cute Cupcakes

Flower Blossom & Butterfly Cupcakes: Decorating with sweet, sweet success.

Princess recently turned 6. For her garden-themed Birthday party she decreed that flower and butterfly cupcakes should be on the menu. Sounded simple enough, but how does one make a flower and/or butterfly cupcake? Icing certainly would be too complicated and taste yucky. Well, fortunately we had some experience in such creative matters. We had taken on this very challenge 4 years prior for our other daughter’s first birthday celebration.

With a few simple steps, and a handful of easy to acquire supplies, you to can make these same beautiful garden-inspired treats for your little prince, princess or friend.

Supplies:
Cupcakes, baked and cool (Quantity dependent on your guest list. We made 50)
White icing of your choice (We used cream cheese icing)
Food Coloring
1 bag Large Marshmallows (each cut in 5 circular slices)
1 bag Gummy Life Savers (cut in half)
An assortment of colored sugar sprinkles
1 large bag of Skittles
1 bag of Green Twizzlers or 1 box of Green Fruit Roll Ups (cut into leaf sprigs)
Peach Gummy rings (cut in half)

Flower Blossom Cupcakes:
Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, Ice them with your icing. We choose to lightly color the icing in shades of pink, blue, green and yellow. A very small drop of food coloring goes a long way, so be delicate when adding the color.

Cut your marshmallows with either kitchen sheers or scissors into 5 equal circles. These will serve as the petals.

Place a skittle in the center of each cupcake. Arrange the marshmallow petals in a circular design. Your flower should begin to emerge. Delicately adorn each petal with colored sprinkles using a small spoon or plastic ketchup-like bottle. Yellow, Pink, Orange and purple look amazing.

Add in the green “leaf” cut Twizzlers, and you have it.

Butterfly Cupcakes:
Ice the cupcakes in the same manner. Cut each peach gummy ring in two and arrange as shown. Add in the “body” of your butterfly with a gummy lifesaver that has been cut in half. Take any remaining green Twizzler slivers and add in the antennas.

These make a beautiful centerpiece and are a real crowd-pleaser, for both kids and adults alike. Perfect for a child’s birthday celebration or a bridal or baby shower. Enjoy!

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Crazy Cute Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes, baked and cool (Quantity dependent on your guest list. We made 50)
White icing of your choice (We used cream cheese icing)
Food Coloring
1 bag Large Marshmallows (each cut in 5 circular slices)
1 bag Gummy Life Savers (cut in half)
An assortment of colored sugar sprinkles
1 large bag of Skittles
1 bag of Green Twizzlers or 1 box of Green Fruit Roll Ups (cut into leaf sprigs)
Peach Gummy rings (cut in half)

Directions:

Flower Blossom Cupcakes:
Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, Ice them with your icing. We choose to lightly color the icing in shades of pink, blue, green and yellow. A very small drop of food coloring goes a long way, so be delicate when adding the color.

Cut your marshmallows with either kitchen sheers or scissors into 5 equal circles. These will serve as the petals.

Place a skittle in the center of each cupcake. Arrange the marshmallow petals in a circular design. Your flower should begin to emerge. Delicately adorn each petal with colored sprinkles using a small spoon or plastic ketchup-like bottle. Yellow, Pink, Orange and purple look amazing.

Add in the green "leaf" cut Twizzlers, and you have it.

Butterfly Cupcakes:

Ice the cupcakes in the same manner. Cut each peach gummy ring in two and arrange as shown. Add in the "body" of your butterfly with a gummy lifesaver that has been cut in half. Take any remaining green Twizzler slivers and add in the antennas.

These make a beautiful centerpiece and are a real crowd-pleaser, for both kids and adults alike. Perfect for a child's birthday celebration or a bridal or baby shower. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Montgomery James

After living in California for several years, Beth and her husband, Rod, relocated to Florida, to live, work, and play. They have two adorable daughters, and Beth is very involved with her children’s schools as a parent volunteer, Daisy troupe, and other community organizations such as the Junior League. Beth enjoys crafts, yoga and fitness, as well as a nice glass of Chardonnay. Beth is a graphic designer who has worked on national and international ad campaigns for top consumer brands, and now brings her talents to a variety of projects in and around Central Florida. In addition for bringing classic elegance to everything she touches, Beth has a natural talent for making everything pretty, from kids’ birthday parties to her garden.

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5 Responses to “Crazy Cute Cupcakes”

  1. Abbey — March 28, 2011 @ 9:41 pm (#
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    KK and I also found that Dylan’s Candy Bar carries green licorice “tape”– next time we can try that and cut out thinner “leaves” and “antennae” if Mdme. B. or Firecracker want flower and butterfly cupcakes for their birthdays!

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  2. Jill — March 29, 2011 @ 9:56 am (#
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    Such cute ideas – thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Amanda — March 29, 2011 @ 10:44 am (#
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    You ladies are SO creative! And the concept seems fairly easy to do. I’m going to have to try it the next time I get inspired to bake. Have you experimented with cake pops at all? 🙂

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  4. staci b golden — March 30, 2011 @ 3:21 pm (#
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    They are all adorable!!

    Just shared this link on my fan page 🙂

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