Flower Cupcakes for Spring

Kim Conte



Celebrate spring with these vibrant Flower Cupcakes from Kraft Foods. Can you tell what the flower petals are made of?

A marshmallow—cut in fifths!

These would be a perfect compliment to the darling Baby Chick Cupcakes, posted in Daily Buzz last week.


Flower Power Cupcakes From KraftFoods.com

1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix

1 cup boiling water

1 package (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin

1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed

Few drops food coloring, any color

24 Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

24 Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows

1/4 cup colored sugar or colored sprinkles

Prepare and bake cake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes; cool completely in pan.

Pierce cupcakes with wooden skewer or large fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon 2 tsp. gelatin over each cupcake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Tint Cool Whip with food coloring; spread onto cupcakes.

Cut each large marshmallow crosswise into 5 pieces with clean kitchen shears to resemble flower petals. Arrange 5 petals in flower shape on top of each cupcake. Place 1 miniature marshmallow in center of each. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Keep refrigerated.

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