Recipe courtesy of Karen Tack

Dahlia Cupcakes

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes
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12 to 15 orange slice candies

12 cupcakes with vanilla frosting 

Orange sugar pearls or nonpareils


  1. Thinly slice the candies crosswise with a paring knife.
  2. Use kitchen shears to cut each slice diagonally in half to make triangular petals. (You'll need 25 to 30 petals per cupcake.)
  3. Arrange the petals on the cupcakes in concentric circles to cover completely. Fill the center of each with sugar pearls or nonpareils.