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Cake Decorating with Marshmallow Flowers


Better Homes and Garden Inspired Cake Decorations

This weekend was Essie’s 5th birthday party!  As always, I was pressed for time but wanted to make a special cake for her.  Flipping through the most recent Better Homes and Gardens I found a quick and easy idea that worked beautifully!

Cake Decorating with marshmallows

Grab a bag of marshmallows.  I used large strawberry ones, cut each into a four to five slices.

 
Marshmallow Flowers Cake Decorating

Then I arranged them on wax paper with a small space in the middle for a dollop of candy melts.  (For once I actually followed the directions – sorry I couldn’t find a link to the magazine recipe itself.  Guess you better go buy a ‘zine for yourself.) 

Cake Decorating candy melts flower leaves

Flowers have leaves.  So I added a little bit of green food coloring to the candy melts, scooped up a bit with the BACK of the spoon, and then smeared it across a piece of plastic wrap stretched across a cookie sheet (yes, I ran out of wax paper).  They peeled off nicely and added a punch of green to the cake.


Cake Decorating with coconut grassI hate wasting…and I didn’t want to lick the candy melts pot.  By mixing in about a cup of shredded coconut I was able to make an addition topping.  Per the birthday girl’s request, it was only put on a few of the cupcakes.







Decorating cakes with marshmallow flowers

I covered the cake with the flowers and petals, it really looks like you spent a lot of time on it and no one has to know differently.  For the cake we used Pillsbury’s new Pink Lemonade cake mix.  It was delicious, and I’m not usually a mix kinda gal.  One warning…as you might expect, marshmallows and candy melts are NOT knife friendly. You’ll have to remove them to cut the cake or get creative cutting it into pieces.

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  1. very pretty cake !!! love the flowers ... thanks for sharing

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  2. Beautiful!
    I've just started to "play" with marshmallow-fondant, and it's fun and easy :)

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  3. Adorable and just perfect for spring! I've got a bunch of white and pink marshmallows sat at home - I think I'll give this a try.

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  4. That looks so sweet, perfect for a little girl's cake!

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  5. Looks great! I will have to try it!!!
    Come by for a visit sometime!
    Catherine
    http://tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com/2012/04/embellished-boys-tshirts.html

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  6. Oh wow how pretty! I love those pink flowers, so pretty!

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  7. Your marshmellow flowers are so pretty. I also made flowers out of candy this week. Must be a flower kind of week. I would love it if you would stop by and post this beautiful cake to my linky party, Dare to Share.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-5.html

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  8. Those are such pretty flowers. The cake looks wonderful!

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  9. This is so very cute. Nice job. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  10. The marshmallow slices are a BRILLIANT idea! Did the flavor of them affect the cake at all? You could do this as a quick snack with grahams, candy melts leaves and the marshmallow flowers and it would be like a s'more! If you have the time, I'd love for you to share on Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-3/

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  11. Erin,

    This is a great idea, especially for the cake decorating challenged, like myself. It turned out super sweet!

    Actually, I just posted a candy cake you might like. I would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.

    I'm visiting from MadSkillz.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  12. love this idea! I am so using this for my daughters next party!

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  13. My mouth is watering just looking at them. I bet they taste great in person. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

    ~Taylor

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  14. Wow, this is so clever, the way they curl up is just like petals. I'm very impressed. And this is something I could actually do myself!! Thanks for sharing a great idea :)

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  15. What a great way to decorate a cake= LOVE it! Also love how it is so fast.

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  16. This is a super cute cake and I bet your sweetie loved it! I want to try this on cupcakes with little marshmallows now. Wait for spring or do it now--that is the question. Thanks, Erin--I love this!

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