Oh my goodness, how excited was I to discover how to make these. I think the effect is so stunning yet it's really easy to do. You'll want to try it to see for yourself I'm sure.
I've made cup cakes using a basic victoria sponge. Actually they were chocolate & banana swirled together.
Next top with butter cream ready for the petals.
To make each petal you'll need coloured sugar and mini marshmallows, you know the kind they pile on top of your hot chocolate in cafes. I coloured my own sugar by mixing it with colour paste. Use colour paste rather than liquid as it would make it too wet. I mix it in a sieve and it gets any lumps out. Keep any left over in a jar ready for next time, and there will be a next time. Already I can't wait to do them again.
Now for the clever bit. Use scissors to snip each marshmallow in half diagonally. This gives you a sticky edge on the cut, dip this edge into the sugar and voila, you have a petal. You will see that it already has a flat edge, use this side to stick it onto the cake. Start with the outside edge and complete 3 rings. Finish with one in the centre. You will need about 16 marshmallows for each cake.
How easy is that, I told you!