So, today, I called on my wonderful friend, Kim The Partiologist, to help me out, and I couldn’t be more excited about the edible crafts she has created for Mother’s Day Gifts! These Mother’s Day Topiary Cupcakes Topped with Flowers are perfect for that special MOM. They’re so beautiful and I know any mother would love them.
Blogging can be so much fun, but there are times when life gets so busy that I need a little help getting posts created to share with you. This is one such time for me.
KIM – I’m happy to help Beth out today and show you the small garden of daisies I planted for my mom. My mom not only is a cake decorator and artist, she also loves flowers. And she knows how to plant and take care of them. Something I don’t have a clue about and will probably never learn. I once planted tulips…upside down. They grew, just had to make a little U-Turn!
I wanted to surprise her with a little garden of daisies for mother’s day and by that, I mean a cupcake flower garden. Flower Garden for Mom~
These are the type of daisies I can grow~
Pastel colored fondant.
Mini daisy plunger cutter.
Cut several flowers out of the fondant and place on foam.
Press the center of each flower with the tip of a wooden dowel.
Now on to the fondant sign~
Start with brown fondant or chocolate candy clay.
I added white because the Wilton fondant was too dark.
I used my Makins embossing mat to make the wood grain.
Roll out the brown fondant.
Lay embossing mat across the fondant and hold in place while pressing across the top with the fondant roller. (Not shown)
Using the Altoid container, cut out the sign.
Press Happy Mother’s Day in the sign using a letter embossing stamp.
Make sure you put the letters in your stamp the right way or it will be backwards like the last photo.
I did that just to show you what would happen…well, sort of.
Next you’ll need to bake and make the garden sign~
With my gazillion cookie cutters, I still didn’t have the cutter I wanted.
I needed a rectangle cutter with a rounded edge.
I used my Altoids container (which I took apart) to cut the cookies.
After they were baked and as soon as they came out of the oven,
I inserted Popsicle sticks.
Once they cooled, add a little Karo syrup and brush across cookie.
Apply the garden sign.
Time to assemble the cupcake garden.
Oops, I forgot to tell you to bake the cupcakes…So, Bake The Cupcakes!!
After baking the cupcake and letting it cool,
I frosted the top of the cupcake with green butter cream frosting.
Pile it high so it makes a mound for your garden!
Add a cupcake liner to the bottom of the terracotta pot and then add the cupcake.
Frost around the top of the cupcake with a grass decorating tip.
Add the fondant flowers, garden sign and white bow if you’d like!
I didn’t realize what a terrific gardener I had become because out of the cupcake garden, I grew so many daisies I didn’t know what to do with them. And then I DID know what to do with them~
Bake your M-O-M cookie letters~
Frost M cookie with butter cream using the basket weave tip.
Start in the middle, work your way down then turn and frost the top.
Once it is frosted, clean the edges with a spatula.
Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Add your mini daisies, one at a time until the cookie is covered.
Using the round tip #4, pipe white centers in each daisy.
Fill in around the daisies with mint green frosting leaves.
It’s the perfect garden wouldn’t you say…how does your garden grow?
Thank you Beth for letting me share my gardening skills with you today!
The Floured Thumb Gardener!
Be sure to visit Kim’s blog, The Partiologist, and tell her “hello.”
Thanks, Kim for helping me out today!