Flower Pot Cakes

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  • Occasions: Birthday, Spring, Easter, Mother's Day, Baby Shower

April showers bring CAKE flowers! I originally made this cake as a delicious treat for all the amazing mothers out there on Mothers Day, but these cakes can be a delicious treat for Mom (or Dad) any day of the year! Because lets be real, our parents deserved to be spoiled more than once a year. So lets spoil them with chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, and my Italian Meringue Buttercream, shaped like flower pots and topped with fresh flowers!

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Ingredients


Cake

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  • 7lbs of Yo's Ultimate Chocolate Cake
  • 1 x Yo's Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Icing

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  • 1.5 batch of Italian Meringue Buttercream

Decorations

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  • 4.5 lbs Satin Ice White Fondant
  • Ivory Icing Colour
  • 4 Tablespoon Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoon Hot Water
  • Rose Pink Icing Colour
  • CakeCraft Food Colouring in Avocado
  • Fresh flowers - enough to fill each pot!
  • 10 x Oreos
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    • Prepare your Yos Ultimate Chocolate Cake batter, and divide among pans as outlined below:
    • 6 round cake pans - 4lbs of batter divided evenly
    • 5 round cake pans - 2lbs of batter divided evenly
    • 4 round cake pans - 1lb of batter divided evenly
    • Bake each cake at 350 degrees, for the designated baking time listed below, or until a toothpick comes out clean and allow to cool completely in their pans.
    • 6 round cake pans - 40 minutes
    • 5 round cake pans - 30 minutes
    • 4 round cake pans - 20 minutes
  • Prepare your Italian Meringue Buttercream, and set aside.

  • In a sealed jar, place your hot water and instant coffee. Shake until coffee dissolves. Slowly incorporate instant coffee into your Italian Meringue Buttercream.

  • Carve your cakes into the shape of a pot and fill cakes with coffee buttercream.

  • Cover your cakes with fondant, replicating the tapered look of a flower pot. Set aside.

  • Crush Oreo cookies, and any cake scraps. Mix together to replicate potting soil. Then sprinkle potting soil on top of cakes.

  • Place a plastic drinking straw into your cake, insert the stem of your fresh flowers inside the straw.

  • If youre not comfortable working with fondant, or simply want to cut down on prep time, you can actually bake my chocolate cake recipe directly in a terra cotta flower pot!

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