Spring Tulips

Tulip Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

It’s the time of year when tulips in strikingly rich shades of red, orange, and yellow, brighten garden beds, floral arrangements…

And cupcakes, too!

Tulip Cupcakes

  • 8 standard cupcakes
  • 16oz. can white frosting
  • Leaf green gel food coloring
  • Green sugar crystals
  • 8oz. box Pizazz Juicy Jellies Fruit Slices
  • Granulated sugar
  • Colored toothpicks

Using a few drops of gel food coloring, tint the frosting green.  Spread a thin layer evenly over the surface of cupcakes with a butter knife or offset spatula.  Gently roll the edges of wet frosting in a shallow bowl filled with green sugar crystals.

To create tulips, carefully cut the flat edge of a fruit slice candy into three points with a sharp paring knife.  Use the first tulip as a template for all the others.

Cut two leaf shapes from the rounded side of each green candy… I found the curved edge of a biscuit cutter made quick work of this step.

Pour a few tablespoons of granulated sugar into a small bowl.  Dip all cut edges of jellied candy into the sugar until well coated and no longer sticky.

Insert one toothpick of matching color into the center of tulips and leaves.  Place a candy tulip in the center of every cupcake.  Angle a leaf at the side of each tulip.

Serve and enjoy!

*Yields eight tulip-topped cupcakes.


20 responses to Spring Tulips

  1. Jeni says:

    These are so cute and girly!

  2. Pamela says:

    So adorable. Fun for a party or just to take a couple to cheer up a friend.

  3. Those are so freaking cute!! Love them.

    Stopping by from Adorned From Above.

    Alexis from Running Away? I’ll Help You Pack!

  4. Rena says:

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  5. Aren’t they cute, nice job!

  6. Jill says:

    Super cute! We could definitely use some of these where I am, we got SNOW yesterday! Bah!

  7. Deirdre says:

    Adorable & edible! Thanks for sharing on the photo friday blog hop! Cheers!

  8. Wendy says:

    These are so spring time pretty! Your cutting of the jelly candy into flowers and leaves is very clever!

  9. Janis Cox says:

    Great to meet you. I am following your from Bowabra Crafty Showcase.
    I love these cupcakes – so bright and spring like. We had snow last night. YIKES. But I did see little blooms starting in my garden. So spring is coming.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. LOVE these jellie flowers!! so cute! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

  12. What darling cupcakes! Thanks so much for sharing at The Busy Bee’s (Thursday) link party. We are so happy to have you join us!
    Have a great day!
    The Busy Bee’s
    Joye & Myrna

  13. Clair Boone says:

    Thanks for linking to pinteresting! These look delish and I’m off to repin – I have a lot of Dutch friends :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by last week’s Saturday Showcase! What an awesome project! Stop by next week to link up some more cool projects!

    Have a great week!

  16. These look so pretty as well as yummy! Thank you for sharing these at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Party! Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. How adorable! My girls would love these!
    Thanks for stopping by – I’m a new follower. :)

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