Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Gumdrop Flower Petal Cupcake Garnish

A couple weeks ago, when I shared my Flowers~N~Flutters dessert table, I promised you a tutorial on the "flower petal" cupcakes.  So here it is.

What you'll need:
Granulated Sugar
Mint Leaves
{and cupcakes, of course}

Directions {Adapted from Southern Living's 101 Essential Southern Recipes}:

1) Using your fingers, flatten gumdrops to about 1/8 inch thickness, gently lengthening & widening to form desired shape.

2) Dredge lightly in sugar. 
{Tip: I found that if I gently rubbed a dampened papertowel on both sides of the gumdrop, the sugar stuck much better!}

3) Place on wire rack & let stand for about 24 hours.

4) Gently press the lower center of the petal inward, cupping the petal & curl the outer edges backward if desired.

5) Place the "point" of the mint leaf  in the icing to hold it in place.
(I cut the leaves down to the desired size, making a sharp point on one end.)

6) Add petal to cupcake.

I'll be linking to the following parties:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Cupcake Sunday @ My Cozy Corner


  1. Love the flowers! So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

  2. Thank you Shae, what a beautiful display! You always come up with such pretty ideas in food and home. I will share these ideas with my daughters and try them soon…..after our horrible heat wave……not so good for asthmatics like me. Thanks again for such great posts. Emelia.

  3. I've always wanted to try this, because I think they make a cupcake look so pretty. Not that I need something pretty on it to make we want to eat a cupcake! Thanks for the super-easy tutorial!
    Happy REDnesday,

  4. Such decadent-looking cupcakes!


    A seeker of crimson and red
    Did part her fair lips as she said,
    “A daiquiri’s fine,
    And so is red wine,
    But I prefer claret instead!”

    ©2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Still Life with Red Blossoms

  5. Wow, cool! I love this idea! I wish I would have found this before my garden party tomorrow! Oh well, next time I'll try this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Happy Pink Saturday!

    This tutorial is great!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  8. Great tutorial! thanks for sharing...i will definitely try this one.

    Please visit my PINK too: http://www.charlottev.com/2011/06/03/simple-pink-tutu-2/

    see u there!

  9. LOVE IT.......great and fun way to decorate cupcakes. What a delight this would be to share with a child. I'm visiting over from Beverly's Pink Saturday.........

    The French Hutch

  10. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :) http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/search/label/Savory%20Sunday

  11. I love the gumdrop petals. It's so creative to put the sugar on the petals. They look wonderful.

  12. I ma sure your tutorial will be very helpful to those that cook. I will leave that to others, and just eat them.

  13. Wonderful gumdrop flowers! You have inspired me to create some of my own. Thanks and Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  14. These are TOO durn pretty, but I'd love to eat one. Have to give it a try ...

    Have a beautiful PS week.
    TTFN ~

  15. Too cute and a wonderful tip!

    Happy Pink Saturday! (PS 3rd Birthday giveaway ends tonight.)

  16. these are so cute! ahh! I love them! I found your blog through a link party and love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! thanks!

  17. What a cool idea! These look so fun. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)