Marshmallow flower cupcakes recipe

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30 min


18 min

Learn how to top your cupcakes with this cute marshmallow flower design for a really special treat this week


  • Cupcakes
  • :
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2tbsp milk
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • 12-hole muffin tins, lined with paper cases
  • Decorations
  • :
  • 1 bag of fruit flavoured marshmallows
  • Coloured glitter or sugar
  • Sprinkles or dragees for the centres
  • Lemon buttercream
  • :
  • 110g of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • 500g icing sugar


  • To make this cupcake recipe, set the oven to 190°C or Gas 5. Tip the butter into a bowl and beat it until it’s softened.  Add the sugar, flour, salt, eggs and milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth.  Use an ice-cream scoop, or spoon, to divide the mixture between all the paper cases.

  • Place both muffin tins in the oven and bake for 15 mins. Remove the tins from the oven.  Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

  • Cut the marshmallows diagonally so they look like petals and dip the sticky side in your coloured sugar or glitter (I colour sugar with a little petal dust) and repeat until you think you have enough to cover your cakes. You will need to do one cake at a time so the buttercream does not dry out.

  • Spread buttercream the top of your cake, spreading generously to the outside edge.

  • Start by placing a row of marshmallows in the buttercream (Glitter/sugar side up) around the edge close to the paper until you have a full circle. Repeat three times working your way into the middle.  I normally do three rows but you may like more.

  • Once you have finished your rows place sprinkles or dragees in the centre.

  • Repeat on the other cakes until you have the amount you would like.

Top tip for making Marshmallow flower cupcakes

Victoria says: 'Once finished they look lovely as they are but use your imagination. I sometimes I put them on a large cake board sticking the cakes down with a blob of icing, then pipe stems onto the board to make it look like a bunch of flowers.'

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