“Chrysanthemum” Cupcake Decorations

I am still on a quest to find the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe, but in the meantime I thought I’d share this super easy and beautiful cupcake topping.  I’ll share the the recipe for the accompanying sugar cookies next week.

  • 12 cupcakes
  • 1 batch frosting (I used half of this to frost the cupcakes and the other half to frost the leaf sugar cookies):
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream (milk also works)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • About ½ bag small marshmallows
  • Pink sprinkles
  • Leaf cookies

I cut the mini marshmallows in half diagonally.

I mixed the mini marshmallows with the sprinkles working in small batches.  When needed I dipped the marshmallow halves in the sprinkles individually to make sure that they were well coated.

I frosted the cupcakes.  Starting on the outer edge of a cupcake, working in concentric circles, and moving toward the center of the cupcake, I stuck the marshmallow halves (with the cut side up) in the frosting.

I served the cupcakes on a platter with the leaf cookies.

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“Chrysanthemum” Cupcake Decorations — 12 Comments

  1. These look awesome! YUMMY! am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  3. These are super awesome! Man, woman…do you ever sleep?! I found out about your blog maybe an hour ago. This is my third Pin (which never happens) and you’ve made me seriously consider actually using my kitchen for cooking. Please continue sharing your creative exploits – your site has been a great find for a blizzard-y Saturday afternoon…thanks! :)

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