This is a simple way to add a touch of spring to cupcakes and it has only two simple ingredients: marshmallows and sparkling sugar. This is an adaptation of a cute idea I found in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
Bake cupcakes and frost with your favorite vanilla frosting.
With sharp scissors, cut each marshmallow into 5 slices. You will need to rinse the scissors with warm water very frequently, as the marshmallows are quite sticky. This will make up the petals of the flower.
Sprinkle each petal with sparkling colored sugar.
Don't allow them to sit for too long because they are easier to work with if they are still soft. These taste just like Peeps, by the way.
Using the icing on the cupcake as your glue, gently form your flower with 5 petals per cupcake. Overlap one petal on top of the other.
I used a small piece of decorating candy as my center. If these were for a birthday, a candle in the center would be cute as well.
I served mine on a cupcake stand. This one is by Wilton and it holds 13 cupcakes.