I have spring fever so bad and all it has done here is RAIN!!! And occationally snow. I thought I would help chase away the dreary feeling by sharing a fun spring treat. Individual flower pot cakes!!! BBQ season is upon us and how cute would these be for your next outdoor entertaining event? I made these last year before I started this blog.
The one bright spot in all this rain are my red painted daisies. I know. They are hot pink. I didn't name them, people. But even thought they are different than what I thought they would be I love them! They are the first flowers to bloom after the tulips.
It got me thinking about these flower pot cakes...
Aren't these adorable!?! I bought my pots at Home Depot because it was cheaper than buying them at a craft store. Plus any excuse to grace the isles of my home away from home, right? I came home and scrubbed them in hot soapy water and then let them air dry.
When they were dry I brushed vegetable oil on the inside. Then I used baking cocoa to coat the inside. To plug up the hole in the bottom I put a small square of parchment paper in there.
I used a cake mix. I had eight small pots and filled them ¾ of the way. The cake ended up being taller than the pot and I had to cut off the top with a sharp knife. If I were to do it again, I would have baked 10 small pots per cake mix, or bought slightly bigger pots. So I guess you get to learn from my mistakes! Also, because of the terracotta, these take a little longer to bake. Just keep an eye on them and keep poking them with toothpicks. I have a gas stove and they took around 40 minutes.
I frosted them generously and then sprinkled chocolate cookie crumbs on the frosting. Then I stuck the flowers in. I went with artificial because I made them the night before. If you want to use real flowers, make sure they aren't too delicate (or poisonous!) and put them in right before you serve them.
Happy Memorial day!!! And happy spring!!!
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