Happy Birthday Kansas!

    Posted by  ·  January 29, 2008

    Celebrate Kansas Day with some Sunflower Cupcakes.


    Roll frosted cupcakes in a chocolaty cereal (leave a little space around the edge of the cupcake for the petals), pipe on some petals with a star tip and then very carefully decorate a red M&M to look like a lady bug. To make clean-up easier I attach my decorating tip to the corner of a ziploc bag. For the ladybug I cut the tiniest tip off the corner of the bag. I used a little melted chocolate almond bark for the ladybug details, but frosting would work also. Cupcakes adapted from Ladies Home Journal.

    You can see last years celebration cake here along with links to Kansas coloring pages.

    You might also be interested in these sunflower cupcake toppers!

    Have a happy day!

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    2. Friday, January 28th, 2011
      thanks for sharing! i made this last year for my girls group. they were loved by all.
    3. Friday, January 29th, 2010
      I prefer using chocolate chips instead of chocolate cereal...looks more realistic!
    4. Thursday, June 4th, 2009
      That is awesome!
    5. Melissa
      Thursday, October 16th, 2008
      Wow! I love these cupcakes. We are having a ladybug theme for my daughter's first birthday party. I would love to try making these! Would you mind sharing what type of frosting you used for the petals? Thanks!!
    6. Monday, March 3rd, 2008
      How cute are these! I am so going to have to make some!
    7. Sunday, February 24th, 2008
      I didn't realize you were a fellow Kansan! Here is my post this year http://praiseworthythings.blogspot.com/2008/01/happy-kansas-day.html. I'm definitely going to try these cupcakes AND the twinkie cake in the future. Thanks!
    8. Robyn
      Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
      Just darling! And yummy looking too!
    9. Susan Jonsson
      Thursday, January 31st, 2008
      Hi....I am directed here from Whip-up.....where your paper marbling tutorial is posted. I am an art teacher who used the same idea for years until the Vano liquid starch formula was changed. The addition of borax made the starch unusable.....it just did not work any more. Could you tell me what brand your use? Thank you.

    10. Jenny
      Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
      Love them! You never cease to amaze me!
    11. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      You are amazing. That ladybug makes me smile, and when I think that you made it out of an M&M, it cracks me up. So great.
    12. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      so cheerful! happy Kansas Day!
    13. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      You never fail to impress and astound. Happy Kansas Day, my friend!
    14. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      Those are beautiful and give me ideas for Maryland's birthday as we have the black-eyed Susan as a flower....yummy!
    15. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      Those sunflower cupcakes are phenomenal. Even without the extra decorative touches they take the CAKE! Did you use almond bark because it gets harder or because it is easier to work with? Just wondering.
    16. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      Wow. Wow. Those are awesome.
    17. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      i had to make sugar cookies for griffin yesterday because today in class they decorated them like sunflowers.

      of course, griffin's teacher decided to give him one with wheat to decorate anyway. ::banging head on table::
    18. vespabelle
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      Those are so adorable! (my state's birthday is Valentine's day, so sadly, we don't get any cute state related (a beaver? a douglasfir? a salmon?) cupcakes! waaa