Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Flower Cupcakes

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013


These flower cupcakes are a fun treat and are super easy to make. First get some cake mix and bake cupcakes according to the directions on the box. I used yellow cake mix, but you could choose any flavor you want, including chocolate that would look like soil from which all beautiful flowers grow. Chocolate frosting would look like the soil, too, if you’re into pure chocolate treats. You could even decorate the tops with only chocolate candy…

Go to the candy aisle of your grocery store and find some candy that will look like petals and the center of flowers. Lemon drops, candy raspberries, sour gummy worms, and fruit roll-ups are a good place to start. Place a lemon drop in the center, and place other candies like petals around the flower. Or cut fruit roll-ups to look like petals, and place them on top of the icing around a candy at the center. I used green icing to represent the fresh spring grass.

My children had a great time decorating and eating these yummy spring flower cupcakes!


Flower Experiment

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Here is a fun flower experiment: Grab some colorful construction paper, and cut a flower shape in four different colors: blue, green, red, and yellow. Grab four bottle caps, and put sugar water into each. Place the construction paper flowers into each of four clear glasses, with the full bottle caps in the centers. Then put them outside, and watch which bottle cap gets drunk out of the most by bees and butterflies. For some reason, the red color attracts insects more than the other colors…