Spring Flower Cupcakes

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I do believe spring is just around the corner.  For some folks, winter turned ugly this year so it’s time to celebrate spring with some fun and pretty flower cupcakes!  These would be a perfect afternoon project for the kids to get involved in since you can use any cupcake recipe (or box mix) and any frosting recipe (or canned variety).  The fun part of these cupcakes are the toppings which use Jelly Belly jelly beans to create the flowers.

This recipe was developed by Indiana News Center for the folks at Jelly Belly.

Spring Flower Cupcakes


24 homemade or prepared standard cupcakes or 48 mini cupcakes (or a combination)
1 (16-ounce) can vanilla frosting
Assorted food colors (green, yellow, red, purple, orange)
Assorted Jelly Belly® jelly beans (Orange Juice, Bubble Gum, French Vanilla, Island Punch, Sour Lemon, Cantaloupe, and Cotton Candy)
Bunny Corn by Jelly Belly
Fruit Sours by Jelly Belly
Jordan Almonds by Jelly Belly
Licorice Pastels by Jelly Belly
Mint Cremes by Jelly Belly


Divide and tint the vanilla frosting to the desired colors with the food colors. Cover frosting with plastic wrap until ready to use.

Pick desired cupcake and frosting color. Spread frosting on top of the cupcake. Arrange Jelly Belly beans, side by side, along the outside edge of cupcake. Continue with another color jelly beans. Insert a few licorice pastels in the center.

Have fun mixing and matching the cupcakes and candies to create eye-catching spring flower designs.


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