3.07.2012

Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Hey! It's been awhile. I've been meaning to write this blog post for so long, but I've been so busy with school. It's been crazy, but thankfully, this is the week before spring break. For me, that means no big assignments and a couple of canceled classes. I know most other students have some midterms this week, but one of the perks of being an English and creative writing student is that we don't have many tests. Luckily, I only had three midterms total this semester, even though I'm taking six classes. I wrote a short paper for my Shakespeare class, had one test for a literature class, and had a "test" for my hip hop class. That last one is sort of a long story.


I’ve seen these cupcakes many times, and I really just wanted to try it out. I didn’t use any special recipes, just yellow cake and vanilla frosting. There were already about five different colors of sugar sprinkles in my pantry from previous cakes and a Valentine’s Day bake sale. That’s why there’s so much red and pink! And black. It was a Valentine’s Day/Anti-Valentine’s Day bake sale.



 
The process for the marshmallow flowers is pretty simple.
You’ll need a bag of mini-marshmallows and some scissors.

Take a marshmallow and cut it in half diagonally. The inside will be really sticky. Dip it in the sprinkles of your choice, and then put it sprinkles-side-up on the cupcake with the shorter end of the marshmallow in the frosting. Yep, pretty simple. I did two rows of petals and then a couple in the center. It might be hard to get the center petals positioned right, and I’ve seen some other versions with regular sprinkles in the center instead. It doesn’t really matter and will still be pretty cute either way.


I sort of made these cupcakes on a whim. Usually, I try to bake when I know other people are going to be around eat it all. My roommate and I ate a couple of them, but I knew we were going to need some help. I eventually got some friends to take them to a couple meetings, which worked out because I got some good feedback.
Next week is Sprink Break. I don't have any plans, and I'm very okay with that. All I want to do is go thrifting, read, and bake a TON. So be on the lookout for more blog posts! I'm excited about actually having time to post them.


7 comments:

  1. These are really cool! I love them! :P

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  2. These really are very pretty! Very creative, GOOD JOB!

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  3. Extremely awesome photos! The styling is wonderful. You can make me some next week (please!!!)

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  4. Wow!I have no idea how you did these, but I can't wait to find out.

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  5. Amazing, my favorite very favorite photo on your blog so far!

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  6. Just put a picture of the ones I made on my new tumblr :D Don't worry, I provided a link to your blog!

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