Flower Cupcakes

When I was looking through the pictures on my computer I came across this one and I knew I had to share.

Zack and I made these for my mom for Mother’s Day last year.  I think they are so adorable and although time consuming, they are really easy to do.

Mom took these to our family picnic to share and they were a big hit.  Zack and I were very pleased with ourselves.

My favorite is the red one in the back with the yellow center.  We ran out of room on the cake saver we were using to transport them, so we just stuck the three plain ones in the middle.

Flower Cupcakes

– 1 box cake mix (any flavor is fine) + ingredients to make it

– 1 can of white icing

– 1 bag of miniature marshmallows

– various colors of colored sugar

Bake cupcakes as directed on box.  Let cool completely on wire rack.  While waiting for them to cool, cut each marshmallow in half diagonally.  Place each color of colored sugar in a different shallow bowl or Ziploc bag.  Dip the cut side of each marshmallow into the colored sugar.  The sugar should stick well.  Ice your cupcakes and arrange the marshmallows (colored sugar side up) in rings, starting on the inside and working your way out.

You can use any mixture of colors and they still look pretty.  They are quite festive.  Although we made ours for Mother’s Day, they would be cute for any Springtime event (like Easter!).

Colorful cake.

For the past few weeks, Mom and I have been taking a cake decorating class.  It’s been a blast and I’ve come to really enjoy decorating cakes.

However, they take hours to do, so I’ve only done 3 so far.

Here’s the first cake that I did.  Zack and I actually did this one together.  He did everything that’s green on the cake and I did the rest.  We wanted to have a little fun with the actual cake part, too, so we dyed the cake neon colors.  Unfortunately, we used a yellow cake mix, so the colors didn’t turn out as bright as intended.

We had a lot of fun decorating this cake! (and it tasted delicious, too!)