Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes


"These delicious cupcakes have a decorative marshmallow flower on top."


4 h 12 m servings
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for 24 cupcakes; cool completely. Pierce cupcakes with wooden skewer or large fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon 2 tsp. of the gelatin over each cupcake. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  2. Tint whipped topping with food coloring; spread about 2 Tbsp. of the whipped topping onto each cupcake.
  3. Cut each large marshmallow crosswise into five pieces with clean kitchen scissors to resemble flower petals. Arrange five of the petals in flower shape on top of each cupcake; place a miniature marshmallow in center of each group of petals. Sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp. colored sugar. Store in refrigerator.


  • Substitute
  • Prepare as directed, using your favorite flavor of JELL-O Brand Gelatin.
  • Variation - Flower Power Cake
  • Prepare and bake cake mix in 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 15 min. Poke holes in cake and continue as directed.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I just made regular cupcakes and decorated them like this. It was fun once I figured out how to cut the marshmallow, in fact that was the hardest part. So, lay the marshmallow on it's side in ...

Oh my goodness. I have had my eye on this recipe for some time, just waiting for the perfect event to make these for. Today we had a potluck to attend and I decided this was finally the right o...

Fabulous idea, and very easy to make. I used my clean kitchen shears and it's amazing how much the cut up marshmallow assumes a petal shape. I decorated the sides of a cake with the petals.

5 starts just for the decorating! I didn't use the cupcake recipe provided, just a regular box recipe. I made these for my 5 yr. olds Tinkerbelle party and they were perfect! Instead of just br...

Easy to make and delicious! My daughter and I are making these for her 3rd birthday. This is a recipe she can help me with!! Yay!!!

I think this was one of the cutest ways to present cupcakes. I used the M&M for the center and tinted white frosting. I would suggest using whatever cupcake/frosting combo you like best. Deco...

Honestly, I wasn't a big fan. The cupcake itself had a weird texture...probably won't make these again.

Very cute cupcakes. I made my own cupcake batter but i decorated some cupcakes like the ones in the photo. I gree with the previous reviews - a bit tedious, but i got a lot of complements - from...

Great Idea!!! These turned out sooo cute!