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.