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“Mum” Flower Cupcakes

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes


An easy tutorial for making flower cupcakes out of mini-marshmallows and sprinkles. You will love this bright and cheerful “Mum” Flower Cupcakes recipe!


  • cupcakes (I used this Vanilla Almond Cupcake recipe)
  • cream cheese frosting (I used this Cream Cheese Frosting recipe)
  • mini marshmallows
  • sprinkles or decorating sugar
  • candy for flower centers, optional (I used Good ‘N’ Plentys)
  • green licorice (I used Twizzlers)


  1. Begin by preparing your marshmallows. On a cutting board, use a knife to carefully cut each mini-marshmallow in half on the diagonal. Then pour your sprinkles or decorating sugar in a small bowl, and carefully press the sticky side of each halved marshmallow in the sprinkles until it is well-covered. Repeat for as many marshmallow halves as you would like (alternating colors/sprinkles if desired).
  2. Then cover one cupcake with icing all around, and carefully place the marshmallow halves in a line around the outside of the cupcake. Repeat with a second and third row, working toward the center. Then you can either place some candies in the center to make “stamens” (I used Good ‘N’ Plentys), or you can just fill in the center with more marshmallow halves.
  3. Repeat with remaining cupcakes. Then if you would like, attach pieces of green licorice to the cupcake bases to make “stems”.


Sometimes the halved marshmallows didn’t have a ton of the sticky part exposed once they were cut.  So feel free to spread them out just a bit so that more sprinkles can stick in the center.