Spring is finally here! We celebrated my dear friend Kate’s birthday with a flower pot cake blooming with beautiful flower cookies, inspired by her love for plants, flowers, and nature!
I dyed the stems green ahead of time using gel icing colour diluted in water.
I wanted to make these flowers very colourful and relatively realistic. I created the cookies, leaves, and butterflies using various cookie cutters and fondant moulds.
I tried a new (to me) technique for icing these cookies– painting on the sugar cookie icing as a thin glaze instead of piping it on as a thick layer.
This allowed me to maintain the intricate contours of the more detailed cookies, and also let me do some shading detail on a few of the flowers like the lily, hydrangea, orchids, and leaves.
I painted all of the flowers and left to dry for 24 hours.
For the flower pot base, I baked 2 chocolate cakes that I layered in a glass bowl, which I set inside a plastic flower pot. I put a thick layer of fondant in between the cakes, and put it in the freezer to harden the fondant so that it would act as a firm base to hold the cookie pops upright. I topped it off with chocolate cookie crumbs to look like soil.
The garden was planted, and ready to enjoy! … And we did 🙂