Isn't this the cutest flower garden you've ever seen?! These are the only flowers that I can take care of - I can't keep a plant alive to save my life! I saw this adorable cupcake on the side of a Pillsbury box.
First, bake the cupcakes in a flat bottomed ice cream cone.
Once they've cooled, frost them with chocolate icing and dip in green sprinkles. The idea is a dirt/grassy look. Then, it's time for the flowers. These took some time-probably a good hour. But the end result was worth it. You'll need spice drops and green toothpicks. I found these at Publix.
To make the center of the flower, cut the top and bottom vertically from the spice drop. The middle won't have the pretty sugary look.
To make the petals, flatten a spice drop, then cut it into four sections horizontally.
Turn the center of the flower so the non-sugary, sticky side is up. Press five petals with the rounded side towards the center onto the center. It will look like this:
Then, when you turn it over and add a toothpick to the center it looks like this:
You could also cut green fruit drops to make stems to add to the toothpick. I did a couple of stems and decided I was almost over it! But as I said the end result is worth it!