Flowers are beautiful but they do have one glaring flaw: they’re usually not edible. Unacceptable, right?
We decided to fix that major problem by creating a gorgeous bouquet of sweet treats to mix in with matching flowers. Perfect for the moms in your life, or really any occasion where plain old flowers are simply not good enough. And if you’ve already got cake scraps on hand (yet another reason to throw those in the freezer anytime you bake) it requires zero baking! Move over breakfast in bed, there’s a new delicious present in town, and this one doesn’t result in maple syrup spilled on bedsheets.
Melt one color of melting wafers at a time. You can do this in the microwave or over a double boiler, you know the drill. (If you don’t know the drill, no worries, just follow the instructions on the package). To get a thinner, more dippable consistency you can mix in a teaspoon or two of melted coconut oil.
Gently dip your berries or cake pops into the melted wafers, letting all the excess drip off. Depending on how thick your coating is, you may want to do a second coat. Tip: to help speed up the excess dripping, twirl, twirls twirl.
Carefully apply your toppings- try two sizes of sugar pearls or an edible petal paired with sugar crystals.
Let dry standing up so nothing gets smudged. If you don’t have a great setup for this you can always place the stick (treat side up) into a mason jar or shot glass.
Repeat this process with two other colors/topping combos. Aim for at least 2-3 of each design (we did 3 strawberries dipped in pink, and 2 sets of cake pop pairs- in yellow and white).
Once your treats on sticks are ready to go, arrange them in a super cute vase with your fresh flowers. Secure the stems and sticks into styrofoam or a block of playdough. Adding in a pop of green or white with leaves and baby’s breath is a great way to make it look like a “real” bouquet. Keep your masterpiece in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy so the treats stay fresh and the flowers don’t wilt.
Tada! If matching your flowers to your treats on your own feels like too much pressure- you can always just buy a bouquet, mix in your treat sticks and call it a day. Anything beats a homemade coupon book you’ll never follow through on, truly.
Sending all our love to you this Mother’s Day- whether it’s a day you get to spend with your own Mom, your kids, or it’s a day that holds more complex feelings for you. We’d love to see your treat bouquets- tag @howtocakeit in your posts!
XOXO, The How To Cake It team