Did You Say Flower Pot Cupcakes?
Hello Spring! With the buzzing and blooming of spring comes sweet treats too! Here's a sure giggle maker, flower pot cupcakes, including the dirt and worms that make gardening so much fun! These were super easy to make, I used my Wilton silicone flower pots, but you can swap those out for cupcake liners. Here's what you will need:
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on box
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 2 cups chocolate teddy grahams, crushed
- gummy worms
- small silk flowers
This was my first go with silicone flower pots, so I was definitely winging it....but I have to admit I was slightly impressed with the results! I love giving kids treats that look like real things that we wouldn't usually eat. Especially dirt. And worms. These wound up at daycare as part of a book inspired craft day, and the kids were squirming when I told them that we were eating dirt! "Noooooo!" they squealed with delight! I apologize to any parents who had children trying to eat freshly planted begonias from their gardens that day....
So here's what I did-
If you are using silicone pots, spray them lightly with a non-stick such as vegetable oil, to make sure you can pop 'em out when they are ready to be eaten. I put my pots in a cupcake pan for easier transport to the oven. Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions, then fill each pot about 2/3 full. Since I only have 12 silicone pots, I had enough extra mix for about 8 mini cupcakes, and about 3-4 spoonfuls into my mouth because I must taste everything chocolate that comes into my kitchen. After they bake and cool a bit, use a serrated knife to carefully slice off the rounded top, to make a flat surface. Also, results in bonus cake parts to be eaten at will.
Spread the frosting across the top, then press it into your crumbs...or soil in this case. I used chocolate teddy grahams and they worked beautifully, just a few pulses in the KitchenAid and you have delightfully crumbly soil.
Careful not to over-pulverize, as you want some different sizes and shapes of pieces to cover the frosting like a chocolate mosaic. And I love the color of the grahams, looks like I grabbed a handful of dirt from the backyard!
Decorate! I used gummy worms, I cut the head off and the tail off, about 1/4 inch for each piece (I know it was pretty gruesome). Then I just stuck the head or tail into the top of the "soil", to look like the worm is coming out of the flower pot!
Finish it off with some silk flower stems and there you have it! Too cute. These were a great snack to go along with one of our favorite springtime books, My Garden by Kevin Henkes. What are some of your best ways to celebrate spring?
Diapers and Dogfood Blog
I'm Jen, mama to the most incredibly adorable pumpkin in the world. Please allow me to share my experiences about life, and running to the store for diapers & dog food. All. The. Time.