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Tulip cupcakes

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Tulip cupcakes

Tulip cupcakes

Fruit leather can be cute into cute shapes, as evidenced with these fun tulip cupcakes. They can double as a pretty flower centerpiece at spring parties.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; Stackers fruit snacks (by Betty Crocker, or cut with cookie cutters and/or scissors); scissors or knife; 2 green leaf gels; 3 toothpicks.

How to Make It: Using knife or scissors (supervise children), cut leaves in half and cute two notches on each fruit roll circle to form tulip shapes. Stick toothpick into or behind tulip. (You could also “sandwich” the toothpick between two pieces of fruit roll. Stick toothpicks into frosted cupcake. Add half a leaf to either side of two flowers.

Mentos daisy cupcake

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Daisy cupcake

Daisy cupcake

What could be easier than arranging mint and fruit Mentos candies into the shape of a flower? Here’s a daisy!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; 6 mint Mentos candies; 1 yellow Mentos candy.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Place yellow Mentos in the center of the cupcake. Surround with mint Mentos. That’s it!

Sunflower cupcakes with chocolate chips

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Sunflower cupcake

Sunflower cupcake

These sunflower cupcakes are especially easy if you use premade icing in an aerosol can like I did. Great for summer or anytime.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow icing in can or icing tinted yellow and pastry bag; leaf tip (comes with the can); mini chocolate chips.

How to Make It: Using yellow icing and leaf tip, make a layer of petals around the edge of the cupcake, and then a second layer overlapping that. Sprinkle chocolate chips in center.

Lollypop flower cupcakes

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Lollypop flower cupcake

Lollypop flower cupcake

I first saw the lollipop flower concept in a magazine — I think Martha Stewart’s. I used Airheads candy to make the leaves, but you could use Starburst, spearmint gum or even spearmint leaves.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; green sugar; 2 Dum Dums (or other round) lollipops; green Airheads or other moldable candy (or cut up green gum or gumdrops).

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Sprinkle with green sugar for grass. Stick two unwrapped lollipops or suckers, staggered, in top of cupcake. With clean hands or gloves, mold Airheads into leaf shapes (pointy ovals) and place near bottom of flowers.

Poinsettia cupcakes

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Poinsettia cupcake

Poinsettia cupcake

Who needs fondant and fancy piping techniques when you have fruit rolls and mini M&Ms? These red poinsettia cupcakes will brighten up your Christmas cupcake array.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; red fruit roll; 3 yellow mini M&Ms; knife.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Using knife, cut fruit roll into 6 long triangle shapes for poinsettia petals. Arrange with wide ends toward center as shown. Place mini M&Ms in center.

Sunflower cupcakes

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Sunflower cupcake

Sunflower cupcake

Grab a star tip and make a field’s worth of these sweet sunflower cupcakes.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow frosting (I used Pillsbury’s Spring frosting from a can); 3 brown M&Ms; candy spearmint leaf; scissors; pastry bag with coupler and star tip, or use tubed icing with tip.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use pastry bag or tube to make concentric rows of stars, working from the rim of the cupcake inward. As you pipe the stars, don’t stop squeezing as you pull away, so they form nice peaks. Leave small area not frosted in center of cupcake and add three M&Ms. Cut spearmint leaf in half or thirds (so it’s lighter and you can use it on two cupcakes) and place on edge of cupcake.

Mother’s Day cupcakes flower basket with handle

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Mother's Day basket cupcake with handle

Mother's Day basket cupcake with handle

Here’s a pretty basket for Mother’s Day that includes a cute handle made from licorice.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow frosting; shaved coconut tinted green; large confetti sprinkles (these are by Wilton); small candies or mini M&MS; colored licorice stick (this is a Twizzlers Rainbow Twist).

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange large confetti sprinkles in flower shape, with five petals each, and place smaller candy in the center. Fill in with tinted coconut. Insert ends of licorice in either side of cupcake for handle.