Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Flower Cupcakes

It's supposed to be spring in these parts.  It is not.  In fact, it snowed this morning.  It was also St. Patrick's Day the other day.  Not in this house, because we are not Irish....however, my youngest was born on St. Patrick's Day in 2005.  So, I forever have a leprechaun.  Her birthday is celebrated all over the country with ham & cabbage, and green beer.  Poor kid.  I still remember the day the brought her back to me in the hospital.  They had decorated her hospital bassinet with shamrock stickers, they had a little bottle filled with silver-wrapped Hershey's Kisses also decorated with shamrock stickers, and they'd KY-jellied a little bow onto her head.  She was so cute, and pink, and leprechauny.

To celebrate her birthday this year, her older sister (and wanna-be chef) made her dinner to order.  She also asked for these special cupcakes.  Thanks for the inspiration, Family Fun Magazine.

Spring Flower Cupcakes

1 Box Baker's Corner Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix
2 Sticks Country Creamery Butter, melted
1 1/4 Cup Milk
4 Eggs
1 Tub Baker's Corner Easter Frosting in Green
1 Bag Baker's Corner Large Marshmallows (you'll only use about 15-20)
1 Bag Baker's Corner Mini Marshmallows (you'll only use a few)
1 Shaker of Baker's Corner Sprinkle in Spring Colors (for sale right now!)


Preheat oven to 350.

Place cake mix in mixer.  Add melted butter, milk and eggs.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.  Place in cupcake liners in a muffin pan.  Bake 14-18 minutes (depends on your oven!) or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out cleanly.   Allow cupcakes to cool completely!

Frost tops of cooled cupcakes with green frosting.  Cut marshmallows and dip in sugars and place in petal pattern on top of cupcakes.  Use the large ones for the petals, and the little ones (cut in half) in the centers.   *You can get 3-4 petals out of each large marshmallow.  This is a STICKY process, make sure to rinse and dry your scissors often!

ENJOY SPRING, even if your toes are freezing.

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