I had come across this pin on Pinterest, and it has inspired me to get my flower pots out… baking pots that is.
I had purchased them about four years ago from King Arthur Flour. They came as a pack of six. I don’t believe KAF sells them anymore, but no worries because cupcake flower pots are easily found online. Also, you can simply use actual terra-cotta pots like Martha did HERE.
I’ve only used my pots once, and they have been in storage since. I thought it was time to take them out and bring them back to life… with some greenery and flower blooms. Just in time for spring… being it’s officially next week and all!
I decided to go all buttercream including the flowers for the decorations. I used a crusted buttercream but a swiss meringue buttercream would be great for these too. Star tips 1M, 21, and 18 were used for piping. Oh… and I went with chocolate cake… ya know, since soil is brown after all. Hehe.
Using star tip 1M I piped on my greenery. You can technically use any color here and make this the flower…. I think it looks pretty just like this! But I decided to make it my greenery and pipe on some rosettes.
I used star tip 21 for the yellow rosettes and star tip 18 for the pink rosettes.
To make the rosettes you are just piping in a circular motion starting in the center working outwards. Same with the greenery. Quick and simple… next to no piping experience needed to make them!
These cakes would be cute to serve at a tea party… garden party… or for Mother’s Day.
You know what else is great about these pots. If you don’t have time to bake (or don’t like to bake), you can get unfrosted cupcakes from your local bakery or grocery store bakery and simply place them in the pots. You can also use an unfrosted cake (such as pound cake); break it into chunks and place in the pots. Hey, I won’t tell if you won’t. I don’t have a problem with cheating. Sshh, you didn’t hear that from me. ;) You can call it semi-homemade… you did do the decorating after all!
You are not limited to cake with these pots… or even baked goods. Use them for any type of food presentation… savory or sweet! I don’t know why I’ve had these pots in hiding this whole time. Sometimes you just need that reminder… or that inspiration! I hope you found some here today. :)