Ok-I tried this for my daughter's party, just like I said I would. They are very cute. What takes the most time is cutting the licorice in half. My daughter was able to help a littlewith putting the "petals" on, and she liked that. I used the Twizzlers Rainbow package of licorice. The only color I did not use was green. I was able to make 13 cupcakes with one package, minus the green. So If you want to make more cupcakes, I suggest getting more than one package of licorice. They are very cute. I gave them a 3 rating, only because I don't like all colored licorice. I took it off and ate the cupcake. But I did get lots of compliments on them. And the little girls loved them.