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Queen for a Day Cupcakes | Mother's Day Recipes

Queen for a Day Cupcakes

This Mother's Day give the moms in your life the royal treatment by serving up these tiny sweets.


  • Pink-frosted mini cupcakes
  • Mini yellow Laffy Taffy bars
  • Water
  • White frosting
  • Sparkling sugar
  • Sugar pearls
  • Red decorator gel


1. To make the crown, place a wrapped mini yellow Laffy Taffy in a cup of warm water for 2 to 3 minutes to soften it. Unwrap it, then flatten it with a rolling pin until it's 1-1/4 by 3-3/4 inches. Use a knife to straighten the strip's edges.

Queen for a Day Cupcake Step 2

2. With the tip of a teaspoon, cut five arches along one edge, as shown. Join the ends to form a crown and seal the seam with a few drops of water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to harden slightly.

3. Dip the bottom of the crown into white frosting, then into sparkling sugar, and press it into place on a pink-frosted mini cupcake. Apply a small dab of white frosting with a toothpick to each crown point, then press on a sugar pearl. Add red decorator gel jewels around the middle of the crown for a final flourish.