Chrysanthemum Cupcakes

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This week I made colourful chrysanthemum cupcakes and wanted to share how to decorate these beautiful cupcakes. They are very simple to make, but can be time consuming.

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What you need:

  • Cake mix (You can make cupcakes from scratch, but I used Betty Crocker SuperMoist French Vanilla- you just need to add eggs, oil and water to go with the mix. I also added vanilla bean paste into the mix to give it extra vanilla flavour.)
  • Frosting (I used Betty Crocker Creamy Vanilla)
  • Cupcake liners (optional)
  • Mini marhsmallows
  • Colourful sugar (I got blue, yellow, pink and purple from Bulk Barn)
  • Kitchen scissors

To Begin:

  • Bake your cupcakes
  • Let your cupcakes cool
  • Begin to prepare your marshmallow flower petals

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Petals:

  • Cut a mini marshmallow diagonally in half
  • Place the marshmallow halves in the colourful sugar
  • The sugar will only stick to the inside of the marshmallow (the sticky part)
  • Cut a whole bunch of these and place them in the sugar and set aside in  bowls to use later on
  • To create the middle part of the flower: cut the marshmallow in half instead of diagonally and dip the sticky inside part into a contrasting colour of sugar

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Decorating: 

  • Generously place frosting all over the cupcake (it does not have to be neat because it will be covered up)
  • Place the marshmallow petals in a circle going around the outside of the cupcake until you make a complete circle
  • Place the marshmallow petals in a circle just above the last layer (this is really hard to explain, so hopefully you can see what I mean in the photographs)
  • Make a third inner layer of marshmallow petals
  • Place a different coloured marshmallow in the middle to complete the flower

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Get creative and use different colours and patterns! 

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These cupcakes are super pretty and are sure to be the focal point of any gathering. They are wonderful for a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or any event in the spring.

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I have also made these as “poinsettia” cupcakes using red coloured sugar at Christmas time.

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Poinsettia cupcakes
December 2012

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to make colourful chrysanthemum cupakes!

Please feel free to like,  share, comment (suggestions, questions, feedback), or contact me at sillyrabbitblog@gmail.com

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Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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