My little girl was invited to a nature themed birthday party and I thought it would be nice to make a Flower Pot Birthday Cake for her as a birthday gift and decided to go with flowers.
I made the pot using the Wilton cake pan for doll cakes and trimmed it to get the desired shape. It helps if you chill the sponge first to minimize crumbs. I coloured some white fondant with orange and brown to get the terracotta colour.
I baked some cupcakes and covered with cut out flowers and covered some lengths of dowel in green fondant adding leaves and making a small incision in the bottom of each cupcake and plugging with fondant to help the stems to stay in place. Finally I covered the pot at the base of the flowers with broken chocolate curls to give the effect of soil.
I got the idea for the flowers from this great site.
I wanted a special cake for my friend's birthday and came up with this Flower Pot Birthday Cupcakes idea. It was fairly easy.
You will need wooden dowels (thick enough to hold up a cupcake), lots of frosting (I used neon food coloring for the bright colors), decorating bags, star tips, Terra Cotta pot (I spray painted mine and attached stickers), large round foam ball (found in the fake flower section of craft stores), green tissue paper, newspaper (to hold the foam ball in place in the pot, lots of regular and mini cupcakes. I used a boxed Funfetti mix.
Use newspaper to keep ball steady in Terra Cota pot. Break wooden dowels in half and stick them all over the ball in various locations. Use a sharp knife to poke small holes in the bottom of the cupcakes, place cupcakes on wooden dowels, making sure to fill in with small cupcakes. Decorate!
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I made this Flower Garden Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday cake.
It is a 1 1/2 batch butter cake tinted pink with food colouring and baked in a non-stick baking pan. I got the idea for this cake from another cake on this website (Garden 04) - thanks for the inspiration Ginger D.
I used blue and green butter icing for the background. Smarties and Coles brand chocolate beanies were used for decoration, as well as sliced marshmallows for wings, and some mini florals for the pink flowers in the bottom right corner. I piped icing for flower stems, caterpillar legs, butterfly antennae, and to fill in gaps between dragonfly wings and the smarties body.
A really easy cake. It took about 1 1/2 careful hours to ice and create the decoration. I was really happy with the end result.
These two Flower Pots Birthday Cake was a cake gone wrong.
I started with a 6" chocolate cake and it wasn't good for carving. So I took 3" round cookie cutters and stacked them 2 high. Then I carved off the base a little to give them a flower pot shape. I covered them in buttercream and fondant that I dyed a terracotta color. I left the top open to allow the chocolate cake give them the "dirt" look.
Next I cut out fondant flowers and leaves, and shaped purple and white roses. I covered a toothpick in green fondant for the main stem of the flowers and started attaching the flowers with liquid fondant. Then I added a little sparkle to the flowers and painted the pots with some brown food coloring to give them a rustic look.