This Planter cake is a really easy cake to make. Make a chocolate loaf tin cake for the base, cover it with chocolate butter cream then add chocolate fingers round the edge to give it the planter effect.

The flowers are made using colored regal icing and need very little skill. Take a pea size piece of icing and flatten it out using your thumb and finger to form a petal shape and roll it up to form a bud, continue to do this adding as many petals as you like to give the desired effect.

The leaves are regal icing again but cut out using a leaf cutter. Flowers and leaves are best made a day or two before to allow them to harden. The butterfly is made using a a butterfly cutter in the same way as your leaves. The little bee is also made from regal icing. Take a small piece of icing and form the body, use a tooth pick to make the holes for the eyes and drinking straw with a bit cut out of the end to make a smiley mouth.