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Happy Kansas Day!

Posted by  ·  January 29, 2009  ·  Last Updated: January 29, 2009

We are celebrating with sunflower cupcakes today!
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I took melted almond bark and colored it with Wilton paste color for the petals and used melted chocolate chips for the center. I drew out the sunflowers and then covered my paper with wax paper. The sunflowers were just a “guide” to keep me from getting too far off track.

Here is the sunflower template I used.

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I filled ziploc bags with the melted candy, snipped of a tiny corner of the bag and piped the melted candy.

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Once the candy is completely cool and hard you have a sunflower cupcake topper!

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You might also be interested in this fun sunflower cake made from Twinkies or these sunflower cupcakes!

Happy 148th Birthday Kansas!


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  1. Amber
    Monday, January 25th, 2010
    These are great!!! My Son was born on Kansas Day :) I am going to make these cupcakes for his class for his birthday treat.
  2. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
    These are so cute, I can't stand it!
  3. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    I just found your blog and LOVE IT. My mom mentioned it to me and you have the best ideas and I really like how there is always something new. I especially liked the KS day cupcakes. I don't live in KS anymore but loved this cupcake idea. Thanks for the great ideas and keep them coming!
  4. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    Beautiful
  5. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    How neat! I'd love to give these a try.. you make it look so easy! (FYI - as soon as my blog starts to cooperate, I'm totally linking you :) This is one of my new favorite blogs :))
  6. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Oh how I miss my home of Kansas. Happy Birthday to a great state!
  7. Aimee
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Those are so cute. My gitls, who will be 5 in October, will love these cupcakes!
  8. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    That'd be adorable for a girl's spring bday party!!!
  9. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    this is so cute and I never thought about making designs with the almond bark...I use the stuff all the time during the holidays...I bet little hearts would be cute for V Day.
  10. krista
    Friday, January 30th, 2009
    My daughter is celebrating her 9th birthday this week and your post comes at a perfect time. You've inspired me! I'm going to take your idea and make my little pitcher softball themed cupcakes. Oh there going to be perfect (at least that's how I see them in my minds eye!) Thank you so much.
  11. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    Oh my heavens these are adorable!! And I love that you can make them in different colors without having to do a lot of extra work. What a great idea!
  12. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    I love how creative yet simple these are! Will definitely have to try them soon.
  13. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    These are fabulous!! I love this idea :)
  14. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Wow...these are so addorable! And I am going to get brave and try something like that. Also love your Hearts! No I am not brave enought to make those.

    Very fun blog.

    Have a good day.
  15. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    fabulous ideas!
  16. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    I'm so glad I popped in today! I just moved to KS 6 mos ago and didn't know they had a Kansas Day. But - doesn't stop me from wishing it another 148. Cute sunflowers!
  17. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Cindy.... Oh my!I love it... and the possibilities are endless! This ones gettin' bookmarked! You are quite talented and I'm so glad you share with us!!
  18. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    You make it look so simple. I love it!
  19. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    we love sunflowers here!!!!

    mine and my girls faves are the deep red ones!!!!!

    great sunflower cupcake i hope you can get the template loaded i’d love to make them too!
  20. susie
    Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    So cute and such a great idea!!!
  21. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Wow...those are adorable! i can't believe you did that...well, i can believe YOU did that, but i can't believe that it's that easy....Happy B-day Kansas!
  22. Thursday, January 29th, 2009
    Happy 148th Birthday, indeed. You'll have to swing by and see my picture of Aidin in her bonnet this morning. :)