Blooming Cakes

by Anne Renaud


cake mix
white frosting
yellow food coloring
large marshmallows
brown peanut M&Ms


1. Ask a parent to help you prepare cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Let cool.
2. Mix in a few drops of food coloring to frosting.
3. Using a butter knife, spread a thin coat of frosting on the top of your cupcake.
4. Place a marshmallow on its side. Ask a parent to cut it into five thin slices using a sharp knife. These will be flower petals.
5. Arrange petals in a circle on the top of your iced cupcake. Place an M&M in the center of the petals.

This article first appeared in the April 2006 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2006 by Anne Renaud. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.