A few weeks ago, my Crossfit buddy pinned up a pin on Pinterest detailing how to decorate your cupcakes to look like chrysanthemums. The steps looked easy enough, so I decided to try it at home:
Looks good, right?
The steps are pretty simple:
- Start with some mini marshmallows, some bottles of different colored decorative sugars, and a Ziploc sandwich bag with a seal. You don’t necessarily have to use Ziploc — I used some weird ones from Ikea that have a yellow retro pattern — just as long as the bag has a seal.
- Pour some sugar in the Ziploc bag. You can even go crazy and mix up different colors — I mixed up red, pink, and blue, hoping to get some sort of purple effect.
- With a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the mini marshmallows diagonally and place in the bag with some decorative sugars. Give the bag a good shake — the sugar should only stick to the cut part.
- Use your frosting to attach the marshmallows onto the cupcake in a chrysanthemum flower pattern. I recommend using a vanilla buttercream frosting, but you can also use cream cheese frosting like I did. The best way to do this is to frost the entire cupcake top, and then arrange the marshmallows by pressing them into the frosting immediately after before it crusts:
And voila! There you have it. Chrysanthemum cupcakes, easy as pie. You can make a huge variety of flowers — feel free to play around with different colors and patterns and see what looks best!