Our Girl Scouts recently bridged to Brownies a couple of weekends ago and part of the fun and festivities of course had to be a theme appropriate dessert! I made some fun cupcake toppers inspired by the Daisy petals they worked so hard to earn. There were of course brownies available as well, but these took a bit more work. I have seen these flowers put directly on the frosting, but I wanted something more vertical that would stand up out of the top of the cupcake and this is what I came up with!
Here is what you need:
- Cupcake mix or your favorite recipe
- Frosting or your favorite recipe
- Mini Marshmallows
- Kitchen Scissors
- Sprinkles or food coloring and sugar in the 10 colors of the Daisy petals (light blue, yellow, light green, red, orange, purple, bright pink, green, light pink and lavender)
- White Candy Melts
- Lollipop sticks
- Royal Blue Candies
To get started, make the cupcakes and frosting, these can be whatever your preferred method is, the focus of this post is the topper. While my cupcakes were cooling was when I started getting set up for the toppers. First, I got out 10 cups and started filling them with sprinkles I had on hand. I was able to find a rainbow container with six colors for a few dollars and that was a great way to start. To make the few I didn’t have, I put sugar in a food storage bag with a drop of food coloring. For the light green, light pink and lavender, that is all you need, then close the bag and mix it up and you have the perfect substitute for sprinkles!
Next, I took all the mini marshmallows and used my kitchen scissors to cut them on a diagonal. I did this right over the cup and pretty quickly. The point is that the edge that you cut is sticky, but the rest of it is not, so the sprinkles stick just to the one side and end up looking a lot like the daisy petals.
After I cut all the marshmallows, I put my hand over the cup (or you could put them in a plastic bag if you would prefer) and gave it a hearty shake to make sure all the cut sides got covered in sprinkles.
Next, I melted my candy melts and cut the lollipop sticks in half. I covered my work surface (craft desk) with plastic wrap and laid out the lollipop sticks and put a hearty spoonful of chocolate on the top of each one. I was able to do about five at a time easily without worrying about the candy melts hardening too quickly.
Then I worked my way around and added the petals, I had the flower from our binder handy so I could easily do it the the same order. Once I got in a rhythm it started going pretty quickly.
The last step before letting it all harden was to add a royal blue candy to the center.
After they were done, they easily slide right into the top of the cupcake! I love how they came out!
Were you ever a Girl Scout? Let me know in the comments below!