Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Flowers....cupcake style!

As cupcake month comes to a close, I wanted to share a few more Etsy Artists' scrumptious creations as well as a recipe that will make you rush into the kitchen to start baking! These beautiful spring flowers will tempt your eyes and your taste buds. Make them with different colors for a Spring Garden Party!

You will Need:
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4 serving size) Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 (8 ounce) tub Whipped Topping, thawed
Few drops food coloring, any color
24 marshmallows
24 Miniature Marshmallows
1/4 cup colored sugar or colored sprinkles



Cooking Directions :
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.
Tint whipped topping with food coloring; spread about 2 Tbsp. of the whipped topping onto each cupcake.
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.

Yield: 24 servings

These yummies will be going to my daughter's class this morning! Have fun!



As promised, I am sharing another edition of Cupcake Crafters. Please be forewarned, you may have the impulse for something sweet and cakelike if reading on an empty stomach!

Sweet Southern Design


With such an array of colorful yummy treats, Sweet Southern Design will WOW you with a collection of beautiful hair goodies fit for a princess. You'll find hair candy for all ages of little girls that are well made with love and quality.

This precious cupcake bow is made of 1.5" brown grosgrain ribbon and has a jumbo discit featuring a cupcake with 'cutie' in the middle. Measures 4.5" wide, is sealed to prevent fraying, and is attached to a french clip. It is currently on sale, so be the first to give it a home!


SWEET! This adorable key fob will have you driving to the bakery for scrumptious icing covered confections.
These are perfect to loop around your wrist or stroller handle to keep them close, and they also won't get lost in the bottom of your purse!
For many more beautiful handcrafted bows and goodies, please visit http://www.sweetsoutherndesign.etsy.com/ !




My Little Lady
This is a shop that makes me wish my little one had hair! You can tell while browsing this gorgeous shop with amazing pictures that each hair yummy is made with care and a great attention to detail.
I had SO many favorites but had to choose just a couple to show. The color combination of this cupcake band is also super trendy and would match many outfits.
I also have a true fondness for hot pink combined with zebra prints- and it's hot in girl's clothing this spring.
For a headband for your lil' princess,please stop on over to http://www.mylittlelady.etsy.com/ and try to choose just one:)


Honeybee's Creations
http://www.honeybee69.etsy.com/
Would'nt your little tea party hostess be suprised with this set of cupcakes? Cradled in a cupcake tin, this beautifully made yummy set will provide hours of make believe fun. They all have heart buttons sewn on the tops. They are filled with polybeads on the bottom, so they sit nicely, with fiberfill on the top so they are soft. The tin measures 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches/ Each cupcake is 3 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches tall and would make a wonderful addition to any little one's kitchen! For more kitchen additions and beautiful handmades, please visit http://www.honeybee69.etsy.com/ and browse to your hearts content!

Creations By Charity
Tasty, whimsical, and imaginative are only a few of the words that crossed my mind when I came across Creations by Charity. Everything is made with such care! The choices are endless and will truly make your little lady feel like a princess.
This is such a sweet little cupcake- the pink ribbon is also accented with glitter and would look super sweet in your gorgeous girl's hair. There are so many delicious things to browse in this store, so please go take a peek!
I try not to feature hair candy from different shops in the same post, but these talented Cafemom Etsy Moms each offer something a bit different from eachother. Thankyou for taking the time to read about these wonderful women and their craft. Time for a Springtime cupcake and a cup of coffee! Please have a wonderful day:)

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Thank you for the feature!!

Busy-Budget Moms said...

What cute cupcakes!