This weekend we were in Portland for my niece's first birthday. My sister baked some cupcakes and bought some candy for us to, hopefully, get us inspired on how to decorate the cupcakes. I tried working with some of the candy she bought but neither one of us were really happy with how it was turning out. I had researched a little online and found that it's possible to roll out gumdrops and cut shapes into them. I thought that was a clever idea but when we were at the store at 10:15pm the night before the party to readdress the cupcake decorations, Starbursts sounded better and the colors were brighter. I figured rolling those out would have the same effect. So, we bought them.
After I rolled out the Starbursts and cut them into flowers, I poked a hole through them with a toothpick and Carrie rolled the scraps into balls and we used those as the center of the flower. Then, we stuck the toothpick through the green Sour Patch Straws that Carrie had purchased earlier that day and voila! Cupcakes with flower sticking out of them.