Celebrate Summer with Fun Family Crafts

As Mother Nature treats our senses to an abundance of summer blooms, why not follow suit with these adorable flower cupcakes? They are fun and easy to make -- even the youngest member of the family can pitch in.

You can create these cupcakes with baked goods you make from scratch, or use store-bought ingredients. Either way, they’re sure to be a hit not only with your kids, but also with grandparents, neighbors and anyone else lucky enough to have one made especially for them.

The “flowers” are a good project for end-of-school parties, birthday parties, afternoon tea party and any other festive occasion.

You’ll need:

1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix

1 container white frosting

1 bag Starburst Jellybeans, original or tropical fruit (for those who enjoy a tart flavor, they are also available in the sour flavor)


1. Make cupcakes according to package directions.

2. Spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes and place jellybeans on top in a flower design.

You can adapt this idea to use with a 9 x 12 sheet cake -- simply use the jellybeans to create a picture or mosaic after the cake is frosted. Let your imagination be your guide.


For more recipes, decorating and gift ideas and family fun activities, visit www.marsbrightideas.com.

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