Another marshmallow trick is to make "flowers" out of cut-up marshmallows. If you cut miniature marshmallows in half and dip the sticky sides in sprinkles, they look like colorful flower petals. You can layer these petals in overlapping circles on top of a cupcake to make a beautiful, three-dimensional flower. If that's too time-consuming, you can just arrange five or six of them in a simple daisy shape, as shown in this recipe for Double Chocolate Easter Eggs. These flowers are simple to make, so they're a great choice when you want to let the kids help decorate cupcakes or candy.
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