Happy Birthday Kansas!

Celebrate Kansas Day with some Sunflower Cupcakes.


Roll frosted cupcakes in a chocolaty cereal (leave a little space around the edge of the cupcake for the petals), pipe on some petals with a star tip and then very carefully decorate a red M&M to look like a lady bug. To make clean-up easier I attach my decorating tip to the corner of a ziploc bag. For the ladybug I cut the tiniest tip off the corner of the bag. I used a little melted chocolate almond bark for the ladybug details, but frosting would work also. Cupcakes adapted from Ladies Home Journal.

You can see last years celebration cake here along with links to Kansas coloring pages.

Have a happy day!


19 Responses to “Happy Birthday Kansas!”

  1. vespabelle Says:

    Those are so adorable! (my state’s birthday is Valentine’s day, so sadly, we don’t get any cute state related (a beaver? a douglasfir? a salmon?) cupcakes! waaa

  2. capello Says:

    i had to make sugar cookies for griffin yesterday because today in class they decorated them like sunflowers.

    of course, griffin’s teacher decided to give him one with wheat to decorate anyway. ::banging head on table::

  3. Chris Says:

    Wow. Wow. Those are awesome.

  4. Ladybug Says:

    Those sunflower cupcakes are phenomenal. Even without the extra decorative touches they take the CAKE! Did you use almond bark because it gets harder or because it is easier to work with? Just wondering.

  5. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings Says:

    Those are beautiful and give me ideas for Maryland’s birthday as we have the black-eyed Susan as a flower….yummy!

  6. laeroport Says:

    You never fail to impress and astound. Happy Kansas Day, my friend!

  7. Rachel Says:

    so cheerful! happy Kansas Day!

  8. Michelle Says:

    You are amazing. That ladybug makes me smile, and when I think that you made it out of an M&M, it cracks me up. So great.

  9. Jenny Says:

    Love them! You never cease to amaze me!

  10. Susan Jonsson Says:

    Hi….I am directed here from Whip-up…..where your paper marbling tutorial is posted. I am an art teacher who used the same idea for years until the Vano liquid starch formula was changed. The addition of borax made the starch unusable…..it just did not work any more. Could you tell me what brand your use? Thank you.


  11. Robyn Says:

    Just darling! And yummy looking too!

  12. Jill Pettis Says:

    I didn’t realize you were a fellow Kansan! Here is my post this year http://praiseworthythings.blogspot.com/2008/01/happy-kansas-day.html. I’m definitely going to try these cupcakes AND the twinkie cake in the future. Thanks!

  13. Blackeyedsue Says:

    How cute are these! I am so going to have to make some!

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