Mum Flower Cupcakes

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Moms are the best, aren’t they? If you don’t want to buy your mom real flowers, make her some in cupcake form! I saw these cupcakes in “What’s New, Cupcake” and had to give them a try. They are SUPER easy to make, but are time-consuming. You can cut some of the time down by making cupcakes from a box mix and using store-bought frosting. Here’s how I made mine.

Mum Flower Cupcakes
Recipe source: What’s New Cupcake
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1 box cake mix (I used white cake)
1 tub store-bought vanilla frosting
1 package of fruit-flavored Twizzlers (optional)
1 bag mini marshmallows (you can use the colored marshmallows or the plain white, it’s up to you)
Variety of sprinkles/sugars

1. Make the cupcakes according to box directions and frost.
2. Cut the marshmallows on the diagonal. Dip the sticky side of the marshmallow into the sprinkles or colored sugar. Repeat this process until you have many “petals” to work with.
3. Place the marshmallow petals around the outside of the cupcake; repeat with a second and third row until you get to the center of the cupcake.
4. Optional: Separate the green Twizzlers and use them as stems!

  • Cookie - May 6, 2011 - 10:21 am

    This is a GREAT idea……and so simple. I love simple. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - May 8, 2011 - 11:24 am

    These are beautiful!! I can’t believe that the marshmallow, when cut and sprinkles looK like petals!ReplyCancel

  • fickleknits.com - May 8, 2011 - 11:01 pm

    […] Surprise Cupcakes at Easter, so I thought I’d make something light.  I saw these on Friday, Mum Flower Cupcakes by Sprinkles on Top.  Such a fun […]ReplyCancel

  • Laura R. - May 10, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    Awesome work! So pretty. I would take those over real flowers any day!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - May 11, 2011 - 11:23 pm

    Thanks, all!!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - May 19, 2011 - 7:10 am

    What a great idea with the marshmellows! I’m going to have to try this! :-)ReplyCancel

  • laurie - June 15, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    I used sliced almonds and placed them flat side down, making a circle around the top. I then did a second circle over the the first circle but I made the circle smaller. Then I put a chocolate macaroon (or rosebud) in the center. Turned out really neat!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - June 28, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    I used just 7 pieces for the petals with a round yellow centre and two green leaves, done the same way, to make 4 dozen, for two classes I teach, at year end. Lots of work, but they turned out well and were popular. Very cute idea for someone (ME!) who is not a cake decorator. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - June 28, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    I’m glad they worked for you, Lynda! :)ReplyCancel

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