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How to make fancy flower cupcakes with marshmallow and frosting

Updated on June 26, 2013

You may have often watched shows like Cake Boss, Cupcake Wars, etc. and wondered, how do they do it?

Truth be told, decorating cupcakes is an art, and it can be argued that you either have the talent... or you don't.

But, there is good news!

There are some tricks out there that make decorating cupcakes easy as pie (er...cake.) and look like they were decorated by the pros!

One of my favorite cupcakes is the chyrsanthemum cupcakes that I recently made for a friend's wedding shower. Using only icing, marshmallows and colored sugars, I easily and quickly made cupcakes that guests raved over.

What you need

Mini Marshmallows
Colored sugar (preferably a finer grain)
Cake frosting of choice
Kitchen scissors


1. Frost your cupcake. Be sure not to put an overly generous amount, but put enough so that your marshmallows will stick in it securely.

2. Cut a mini-marshmallow in half, on a diagonal.

3. Dip the cut side of the marshmallow into the sugar. The sugar will only stick to the part of the marshmallow that was exposed when cut. This will produce a two tone effect on the marshmallow, making it look like a petal.

**For this step, you can also cut up several marshmallows and put them into a ziploc bag with the sugar, and shake.

4. Arrange dipped marshmallows in a circle pattern around the perimeter of the cupcake. Continue to arrange marshmallows in smaller circles, so that eventually the entire cupcake is covered.


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    • Mama Kim 8 profile image

      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Oh I've been wanting to try this trick for a while now! You did such a great job ^_^

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      This is such a clever idea! I love to make cupcakes, make them for all occasions. I'm going to try this idea! Great Hub. I voted it UP.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      These are very pretty. It must have taken you forever to make that many. My friend used marshmellows for decorating her cakes, years ago. Voted Up.

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      Amy L. Tarr 5 years ago from Home

      How beautiful! I wish I had known this trick for my sister's wedding. How adorable would that have been on the desert table?