Happy Birthday Marshmallow Cupcakes

Marshmallows go from mundane to marvellous in these beautiful cupcakes! They're conveniently prepared with cake mix and ready-to-spread icing.

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Happy Birthday Marshmallow Cupcakes

Marshmallows go from mundane to marvellous in these beautiful cupcakes! They're conveniently prepared with cake mix and ready-to-spread icing.

  • 1 Hour 25 Minutes Total Time
  • 24 Servings

All You Need Is ...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 180ml water
  • 3 medium free range eggs

To decorate  

  • 1 1/2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Icing
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 30-40 pink and white marshmallows
  • Pink, cream, yellow and white (mixed) 100s and 1000s
  • Multi-coloured 100’s and 1000’s
  • 24 birthday candles

Betty's Easy Steps Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin trays with paper cupcake cases. Make, bake and cool the cake mix as directed for cupcakes on the box.

Using a small palette knife, swirl the icing on top of the cupcakes.

Spray the blades of kitchen scissors with cooking oil spray and cut each marshmallow on the diagonal into 3-4 slices pinching each slice gently at one end to make a petal shape (see Tip).

Sprinkle one cut side of each marshmallow ‘petal’ with 100s and 1000s (do in batches of 5, using just pink, cream or yellow and white for each batch). Arrange 5 ‘petals’ of a single colour slightly overlapping on the top of each cupcake to create a flower. Place a birthday candle in the centre of each flower.

Betty's Tips

Marshmallows can differ in shape and size so to get even-sized ‘petals’ you may need a few extra.  

If you have only one muffin tray, cover and chill the rest of the cake mix while baking the first batch. Add an extra 1-2 minutes to the baking time for the second batch. 
 

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