Flower Power: Bake a Spring Bouquet!

Simple, budget-friendly and super fun, these cupcakes are a great idea for spending some quality time with your little ones, and you can easily create them with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards.


With a simple boxed cake mix, some frosting and a few candy favorites, your family can have fun making a bouquet of pretty cupcakes. Perfect as a centerpiece for a party, a school treat or a rainy-day activity, these bonny blossoms combine your child's creativity with a sweet treat!


  • 1 boxed cake mix (and the ingredients called for on the box, usually eggs, oil and water) 
  • 1 can of white frosting 
  • Food coloring for tinting frosting 
  • Mini-marshmallows 
  • Pastel mint cremes, Mentos or similar candies 
  • Green candy straws



  • Make cupcakes according to boxed cake directions.
  • Cool and ice with tinted frosting.
  • Then use your candies to create fresh floral designs.


Use a large pastel candy for the center, then a handful of small miniature marshmallows, cut diagonally, to make life- like petals. Try baking up a batch of tiny cupcakes, made in a miniature muffin tin. Displayed together, they look like a field of spring flowers!

Replace white marshmallow minis with colored mini-marshmallows and add a second row of petals and a few mini candies in the center.

Use flat, bright pastel mints cut in half for petals and leaves, with a green candy straw stem. Kids will love stacking petals in their own way and creating their very own botanical blooms!

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