I made some marshmallow flower cupcakes for a friend's baby shower a couple of weeks ago. They turned out cute so I thought I would share what I did with you all. I saw this design in my Betty Crocker Decorating Cakes and Cupcakes book.
I made chocolate cupcakes and then made a light-pink buttercream frosting to frost the top of the cupcakes. Then I took jumbo marshmallows and using dampened kitchen shears, I cut them crosswise into 5 pieces.
Then I dipped one side of each petal into colored sugar.
After making 5 petals for each cupcake I arranged the petals on the cupcakes, pressing down a little bit to make sure they stuck in the frosting and wouldn't fall off during the drive.
Now I had all the flower petals on but I needed a center. What is the middle of a flower called? A stigma? Anyway, the book has you put a candle in each middle if it's for a birthday or a round colored candy if candles are not appropriate. I didn't have any round candies so I just made a pink frosting that was darker than the pink frosting under the petals and used a round decorator tip to make a center.
Here is the finished cupcakes set in their stand at the shower. I thought they turned out rather pretty and I received lots of nice compliments on them. Really it didn't take that long to do and it was much easier to make marshmallow flowers than to pipe them on with icing. That's just my opinion though.
I am a stay at home Mom raising 3 boys with my husband of 12 years. My oldest son is 6, the middle is 6 and the baby is 3. They keep me busy and I love it! We moved from Texas to Virginia in July of 2010, where my hubby has taken a job as an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. I love reading, scrapbooking, crafting, cake decorating, baking, playing with my kids, listening to music and learning about my Lord and Savior. I welcome any comments as long, as they are respectful.
I read a total of 76 books in 2010 and my goal for 2011 will be 85.
11/25/11UPDATE--I didn't put into consideration that last year I added books of the bible to my list and this year I am not...I didn't keep last year's list but I am pretty sure that at least half of the 76 were just books as opposed to the Bible. So I think a new goal of mine will be to have read 50 books. I only have a month left...