Flower Pot Cakes

Happy Spring Equinox!

(5.57pm Central European Time)

I started to celebrate spring early this year, and did a little “potting up” a couple of weeks ago…

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Yes, they are edible! πŸ˜‰

This was such fun to create. I just made some chocolate cupcakes, stuck them in pots, added a little buttercream and covered them with more crumbled cupcake. You need a thick straw in the middle, or little glass tubes like in the photo below (I buy my vanilla beans in them), some fresh flowers, and a guest or two to help you eat them… and admire them in between bites! πŸ˜‰

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I found some vegetarian jelly worms some time ago, saved for the occasion, and the pots were bought last year with this project in mind… I decided to just bake the cupcakes as normal in paper cases and pop them in the pots afterwards.

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If, like me, you have given up cake for Lent, this may be a nice idea for Easter…?

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I’d like to mention Donna’s meme Seasonal Celebrations here. At Gardens Eye View Donna’s site is full of fabulous photos and snippets of information and folklore about wild flowers and native plants. If you haven’t already visited, do take a look at her site and some of the contributors to her meme this spring.

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How are you going to celebrate spring?

52 thoughts on “Flower Pot Cakes

    • The pots were in our local DIY store – the smallest and second smallest size they had, and only a few cents each too! I liked the little saucers especially! πŸ˜‰

  1. Great idea and very seasonal! My son is making decorated cupcakes next week for his food technology assessment. I may well show him your post and see if he likes the cakes as much as I do… hope you don’t mind a bit of stealing of ideas!

  2. These are really lovely, what a brilliant idea too for the tubes. Thank you too for the link to Donnas blog, I have just signed up. Do you ever find that blog spot posts do not always show up in the wordpress reader?

    • Hi Julie. Donna’s site is great isn’t it! I’ve found I have to edit the “blogs I follow” in the reader as they are automatically set to send no notification of new posts… bit silly really. Hope it gets sorted for you Julie.

    • Chocolate cake with buttercream is gaining popularity in this house (I never used to like chocolate cake much before!) so you may be right – scrap the guests part! LOL!

      • All is great stitches came out Monday and you can not tell he even cut me he must be worth his weight in GOLD for some woman πŸ™‚

        Now to set up appointment for shoulder surgery since it seems winter is never ending πŸ™‚ pain to bad to wait even longer 😦 but I am having a blast with watercolor painting πŸ™‚ I forget there is a world around me covered in WHITE πŸ™‚

        Hope you are loving your spring warmth and blooms πŸ™‚

  3. How absolutely adorable. I like the idea of baking them in the cupcake papers and then putting them in the pots…so much easier to eat. πŸ˜€

  4. Pingback: Seasonal Celebrations Revealed-Spring 2014 | Gardens Eye View

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