Candy-Shop Cupcake Blossoms
A dozen cupcakes and a batch of your favorite frosting create a perfect field for ideas to bloom. Use store-bought candy and a pair of scissors to create these flower-topped treats that are fit for a garden party.
Sweet, Edible Petals
Start with a Delicious Base
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Mini Rose: Cut a red raspberry candy in half and press the cut side down into the frosting at the edge of the cupcake. Make leaves by pressing a paring knife into the back of a green gummy fish to make veins. Halve the fish and arrange it next to the raspberry.
Mini Jellybean Daisy: Center a yellow gumball on the cupcake. Cut four pink jellybeans in half lengthwise. Press the cut sides into white nonpareils. Arrange the jellybeans like petals around the gumball.
Mini Gumdrop Flower: Halve one each red and orange gumdrop top to bottom; slice halves into wedges. Alternate the colored wedges around the cupcake like petals, leaving a small space in the center. Snip black licorice into two matchstick-size pieces. Dip the ends in frosting and then into yellow sanding sugar, then stand them upright in the center of the petals.