For my girls 2nd and 3rd birthday party I made them individual cakes, so for the rest of the guests I wanted to make cupcakes that went along with the theme of the party. We were having a garden themed birthday party, so I thought some sort of flower cupcakes would be perfect. I was trying to decide how I was going to make the flowers when I saw an idea on the front of a magazine. I decided I could use assorted color candy fruit slices for the petals and spice drops(you could also use dots) for the center. My sister made the cupcakes from yellow boxed cake mix. She used a ice cream scoop to make uniform cupcakes. We frosted them with store bought chocolate icing that way I thought it would look like the dirt. We cut the fruit slices horizontally and vertically with scissors. For a tip you might want to try spraying them lightly with pam so that they wont stick to the candy. We found that the vertical cut candies fit better on the cupcakes so those are the ones that we went with. I also cut the spice drops in half and placed them in the center. They were alot of fun to assemble and your kids will love to help. They were a big hit at the party. Everyone loved them.
I made this flower box cake for a friend who is an avid gardener.
First, to make the window box, I baked a cake in a loaf pan. I used the whole cake mix but I probably didn't need to. It expanded up out of the pan, this was fine, I just cut off the excess. You will need to adjust the baking time for the cake.
I then did a crumb coat in chocolate buttercream. Along the sides of the cake, I did basketweaving (my first attempt, there are good demo videos on youtube). For the soil on the top, I used crushed Oreo cookies.
I added flowers and butterflies (a favourite of the birthday girl) made of gingerbread cookies baked on sticks (which you can likely find at any baking supply store). I wasn't thrilled with how the flowers turned out. I'd probably do sugar cookies and completely cover them with icing next time.
I had bought some flower candles before I finalized my decision on what cake to make so I decided to add some cupcakes. They were iced in chocolate butter cream and sprinkled with crushed Oreos.
This Flower Pot Cake is a good idea for a Teen party, dirt cake made into a flower pot. Make a chocolate cake (any box brand will do for busy parents). Bake a brownie, mix 2 boxes of chocolate instant pudding, let chill and add 2 packs of Oreo cookies crumbled.
Once all is made crumble up the cake and brownie mix and place in large chunks in any clean flower pot, pour pudding over top and then finish up by topping that with the Oreo crumbles and place in the ice box for at least 2 hours.
Add any flower arrangements that suit you and there you go, an edible flower bed! Enjoy, we sure did!