You probably don’t consider Fruit Roll-Ups fancy. But here’s a fun trick to turn the kids snacks in to a sophisticated garnish.
I stumbled across a lovely blog featuring Austin, TX weddings called the Austin Wedding Blog. They featured an easy tutorial for Fruit Roll-Up flowers to accessorize a cake or cupcakes. As soon as I saw these yummy treats, I wanted to make my own to adorn my favorite cupcakes – Confetti Cupcakes!
Have you tried the fun and colorful cupcake mix from Pillsbury? It’s a white cake with dots of color baked right in, and a matching colorful frosting. If you haven’t tried these, you are missing out! The confetti cupcakes were the perfect match for colorful fruit rollup flowers.
The fruit rollup flowers are quite easy. First step – unwrap a BUNCH of fruit rollups!
Depending on how large your circle cutter is, you can fit just one circle in a single rollup or several. I used a 2-inch cutter and a 1-inch cutter for a variation of sizes. Cut out as many circles as you need. It took me 4 circles per flower.
Next, you squeeze the middle of the circle and create 4 sections (see picture!). If you ever made a cootie catcher when you were younger, you know what I’m talking about!
After you’ve got 4 little ruffles made, stick the bottoms together.
Once you’ve ruffled the flowers appropriately, stick them in a newly frosted cupcake and you’re done! You have a yummy, colorful and creative cupcake that everyone will rave about!
The sky is the limit with these fruit rollup flowers; they’d be pretty on a cake, on a stick, on a frosted cookie…the list goes on and on! So the next time you want to jazz up a cupcake, try one of these fruity flowers!