How to make retro ’70s daisy cakes with yellow, pink & white marshmallow flowers

Retro 70s daisy cakes with yellow, pink and white marshmallow flowers

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Spring daisy cakes with marshmallow flowers

See how decorating with frosting and cute little marshmallow daisies can turn angel food cakes into happiness you can eat!

Pink marshmallow flower cake from 1975

Spring daisy cake (1973)

Spring daisy cake decoration with marshmallow flowers

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Angel food cake (prepared)
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups Kraft marshmallow creme
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Kraft jet-puffed marshmallows
  • Kraft miniature marshmallows
  • Colored sugar (green and yellow)


  1. Prepare the angel food cake, following boxed instructions, including cooling the cake upside down.
  2. Let cake cool completely and remove from pan.
  3. To make the angel mallow frosting, combine sugar, egg whites and water in double boiler; beat with electric or rotary beater over boiling water until soft peaks form.
  4. Add marshmallow creme; beat to stiff peaks.
  5. Remove from heat; beat in vanilla.
  6. Tint frosting with food coloring.
  7. Frost sides and top of cake with angel mallow frosting.
  8. For each marshmallow 'daisy', dip scissors in water.
  9. Cut across the flat side of a Kraft jet-puffed marshmallow to form 'petals'. (Each marshmallow makes 4 'petals'.)
  10. Arrange 5 'petals' on waxed paper in a flower design, slightly overlapping tips.
  11. Dip inside of 'daisy' into colored sugar to coat cut sides of petals.
  12. Cut a Kraft miniature marshmallow in half and press, cut side down, in center of each 'daisy'.
  13. For each 'leaf', cut as for a single petal. Dip in green colored sugar to coat one side.
  14. Adorn cake with the marshmallow daisies and leaves.


Cook/prep time does not include baking time for angel food cake

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 1g

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Retro yellow spring daisy cake with marshmallow flowers from 1973 (1)

Retro yellow spring daisy cake with marshmallow flowers from 1973 (2)

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